Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mexican Lasagna


This has become one of our favorite dishes.  It's easy and very, very yummy!

One pan of this lasts us two days. 



You'll need:

1 1/2 lb hamburger
1 onion
taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
1 jar salsa
2 tomatoes
1 can corn
black olives
grated cheese


In about 1TB of oil, sautee chopped onion


Add refried beans.  
I can't get refried beans here, so I mash and sautee 1 can of kidney beans in about 1/2 of the juice.


I add about 1/4 pkg of taco seasoning and a bit of salt

But you can just add 1 can of refried beans to the sauteed onions and heat thoroughly.


In the meantime, brown the meat


Look at those refried beans.  Super yummy!


Add the seasoning and water, and let simmer


And then add the beans and mix well.


Grease the bottom of a 9 x 9 pan well and sprinkle broken chips along the bottom.


Carefully spread the meat mixture over the top of the chips


Sprinkle one chopped tomato over the top


Top with half of the corn


Sprinkle some chopped black olives and then pour half the salsa


Top with cheese

Then add another layer of meat, tomatoes, corn, olives, salsa


On top of the salsa, sprinkle the remaining whole, unbroken chips and top with cheese.

Bake at 375 until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.


Look at that wonderful taco goodness!!


Mexican Lasagna

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 onion
taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
1 jar salsa
2 tomatoes
1 can corn
black olives
tortilla chips
grated cheese

Sautee 1 chopped onion in 1 TB of oil and add refried beans.  Heat thoroughly.  Brown the ground beef and add the taco seasoning.  Add a bit of water and let simmer 10 minutes.  Add the refried beans.

In a well-greased 9 x9  pan, sprinkle broken tortilla chips along the bottom.  Carefully layer over the chips: 1/2 of the meat mixture, 1 tomato, 1/2 of the corn, sliced black olives, 1/2 of the salsa, and 1/2 of the cheese.  Repeat, leaving out the chips and cheese.  Top the salsa layer with the rest of the chips whole and unbroken.  Top with cheese and bake at 375 until cheese is lightly brown and bubbly.

Let cool 5-10 minutes.  Slice and serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.


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14 comments:

Tonya said...

Thank you for this!!!! I have to make a meal plan tomorrow and this is SO going on the list! It looks great and inexpensive! :D

A Little R & R said...

Let me know how it turns out for you. :)

GailBP said...

Looks yummy and healthy. Do you have trouble finding taco seasoning in Zagreb? We always had trouble in Budapest, but I know all of Eastern Europe is getting more foreign food items.

highland monkeys said...

That looks pretty yummy. There could be an opportunity to hide some other veggies in there to fool the vegtable haters!!

Jenni Mullinix said...

This looks really good!

Gin at DoeHill said...

This looks soooo good!

Sandy toe said...

Looks yummy!

Garrett Martin said...

I've used a recipe similar to this before. I'll have to give this a shot. Great stuff.

Garrett @ Growing Patch

http://growingpatch.blogspot.com/

A Little R & R said...

Not anymore. They used to not have it at all - but about 5 years ago or so they began selling it and now it's everywhere. :) Thank goodness! Cause we love our Mexican food. :)

A Little R & R said...

Exactly!!! Thanks for stopping by!

A Little R & R said...

Thank you! My kids love it!

A Little R & R said...

Thank you. My husband keeps asking me to make it. :) So it's a winner here!

A Little R & R said...

Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

A Little R & R said...

It is really, really yummy. Everyone keeps wanting me to make it again - so it must have hit the spot! I'll stop by and check out your blog today!