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 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.

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    • 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 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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    John User ID: 9467660 289741
    Reviewed Jun. 5, 2018

    "Awesome!! Outstanding!!! Chopped up some jalape?o and added to half since wife can't handle the heat. Plan to add nibblet corn next time to try something a little different. Definitely a new family favorite."

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    Moonstarz User ID: 5559756 287058
    Reviewed Apr. 24, 2018

    "This recipe is so YUMMY and easy to make. Absolutely LOVED it!! Will make this many more times for sure."

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    murlin02 User ID: 6853138 285108
    Reviewed Mar. 15, 2018

    "Made this tonight and had a tastey dinner. I altered just a little by adding more hamburger (thus more seasoning. However I only had 1 pkt of taco seasoning so I used what I had on hand, 1 pkt fajita seasoning. It came out good. I also added crushed corn chips, sliced avacado, banana peppers, & cilantro. YUM! I finished it by adding fat free sour cream & shredded lettuce when served."

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    Angelique User ID: 9425115 284864
    Reviewed Mar. 10, 2018

    "Very, very, good! My family loved it!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!"

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    fhquilting User ID: 2569371 284671
    Reviewed Mar. 5, 2018

    "Yummy! Cut the corn tortillas in half and place the cut sides to the edges of the dish and then fill the center with one cut half. As others have suggested, I also heat the refried beans and mix in with the meat mixture. Because my DH requires a low sodium diet, I use my own taco seasoning recipe, salt free canned tomatoes or my own canned tomatoes and add chopped jalepeno pepper. This is one of my best potluck recipes."

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    joan.kelley User ID: 3907347 282855
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2018

    "Excellent recipe! easy enough for kids to help."

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    pies4ever User ID: 1658767 281719
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2018

    "Excellent recipe! The second time we made it before serving we topped it with a generous amount of chopped lettuce & diced tomatoes the topped with some sour cream. Have made several times always a big hit."

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    Carol User ID: 9347110 278781
    Reviewed Dec. 5, 2017

    "Great recipe! The first time I made it, I followed the recipe. Excellent. Made it again, but added an additional taco seasoning packet and a can of corn (and upped the cheese to 4 cups). Even better. Used two 8-inch round pans, and had enough left over to make a handful of burritos. A definite winner!"

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    Jeanne User ID: 9327627 278372
    Reviewed Nov. 26, 2017

    "I’ve tried a few recipes, this one is the best! The retried beans made it! I didn’t change a thing."

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    Alice User ID: 9315923 277633
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2017

    "This recipe is great with either flour or corn tortillas and in my own opinion is even better topped with fresh chopped lettuce and tomatoes."

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