Taco Lasagna Recipe

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Taco Lasagna Recipe
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Taco Lasagna Recipe

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If you like foods with Southwestern flair, this just might become a new favorite. Loaded with cheese, meat and beans, the layered casserole comes together in a snap. There are never any leftovers when I take this dish to potlucks. —Terri Keena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in black beans and tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Place two tortillas in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread with half of the refried beans and half of the beef mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 9 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To shave off a few calories, substitute ground turkey or chicken for ground beef and use reduced-fat cheese.
  • For a fresh burst of vibrant flavor and color, toss a palmful of minced cilantro or parsley on top of this casserole before serving.
  • Originally published as Taco Lasagna in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p27

    Nutritional Facts

    1 piece: 448 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 1152mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein.

    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 2/3 cup water
    • 1 envelope taco seasoning
    • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
    • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
    • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
    • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
    1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in black beans and tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
    2. Place two tortillas in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread with half of the refried beans and half of the beef mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
    3. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 9 servings.

    Test Kitchen Tips
  • To shave off a few calories, substitute ground turkey or chicken for ground beef and use reduced-fat cheese.
  • For a fresh burst of vibrant flavor and color, toss a palmful of minced cilantro or parsley on top of this casserole before serving.
  • Originally published as Taco Lasagna in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p27

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    cookiecorner User ID: 4229514 273169
    Reviewed Sep. 18, 2017

    "Try it with chili beans and use their sauce."

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    jo66 User ID: 6055005 273156
    Reviewed Sep. 18, 2017

    "Made this last night only one word describes the casserole "delicious ". The only thing I did was at 1/2 Italian sausage and 1/2 ground turkey because that is what I had. This is a keeper!!"

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    gunslinger User ID: 544392 273137
    Reviewed Sep. 17, 2017

    "Very quick and easy. Used ingredients I always have on hand. Very tasty I was going to cut the recipe down for 2 so instead of two cans of beans I used refried black beans."

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    chocoloco User ID: 1876593 272933
    Reviewed Sep. 11, 2017

    "My kids picked around the beans and the tomatoes... essentially leaving tacos... I may make this one again. I enjoyed the flavor but it was too close to regular tacos to justify the extra time and pans required."

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    asigman19 User ID: 8958836 272410
    Reviewed Aug. 30, 2017

    "So easy and so delicious! I used corn tortillas and put it under the broiler for 2 minute at the end to make the cheesy tortillas nice and crisp!"

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    Kdorfman User ID: 7269420 265207
    Reviewed Apr. 26, 2017

    "So easy to prepare. I used 1.5 lbs of beef. Absolutely delicious. Whole family enjoyed it. Some was even taken to the girlfriends house."

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    dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 265164
    Reviewed Apr. 25, 2017

    "Fabulous! Make it just as it it's written. It needs no changes. Everyone in my family loves this and it's a nice change from tacos!"

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    shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 264823
    Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

    "we liked this but i left out the black beans. it was a good meal and we had lots leftover. would cut recipe in half next time"

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    Joanne User ID: 8961745 260923
    Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

    "I use Newmans Own salsa ( far superior in taste ...be careful it has lots of varities like peach or pineapple that do not go with this.) Try medium. Not too hot and definately more flavor than tomatoes. About the sodium content by I reviewer. Try making your own . There are Lots of recipes online but basically 1 T. Each :cumin, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and a scant T

    Oregano. (1/4t. salt is optional. ) I round up the cumin just a bit and go a bit scant one the chili powder .But a mix of regular and chipolte chilli powder is good too. That will taste just like the envelope or BETTER according to reviews Plus no sodium. Also look for fat free refried beans... 85 % lean or ground turkey (needs a tad more seasoning) lowers the fat. These swaps do not chang the flavor at all. ADD in stuff include corn., jalapenos . Olives. . Once I topped it with crushed hard taco shells.
    I also cut the tortillas into 3 strips to look like" lasagna "noodles. It cuts easier too."

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    deb9962 User ID: 6353234 260467
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

    "This recipe was good. I made a few changes for my family. We don't care for black beans, so I omitted them. Fast , easy & yummy"

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