Monday, March 10, 2014

Mexican Style Lasagna

My sister in law served me her version of this a while back.  It was pretty darn yummy, so I decided to make my own version of it!  I make my own taco seasoning that can be found here.

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 c corn kernels (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 c black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 c refried beans, divided
  • 1/2 c salsa, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, divided (I used Quesadilla cheese from the specialty cheese section)
  • Flour tortillas, what ever size will best fit in your pie plate
  • Toppings such as: tomato, lettuce, black olives, green onions, sour cream, guacamole and additional salsa

Make It

  1. Brown and drain ground beef.  
  2. Combine in skillet: beef, 2T taco seasoning (or half of a store bought packet), 1/4 c plus 2T water, corn and black beans.Simmer until thickened and warmed through.
  3. Lightly spray your pie plate with cooking spray, and layer ingredients as follows: tortilla, layer of refried beans, meat mixture, salsa, shredded cheese.  Repeat until your pie plate is full.  Press down on top tortilla so that it is pressed in tightly.  Top with salsa and shredded cheese. 
  4. Bake, uncovered for about 10 to 15 minutes at 375, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.  Top with your favorite toppings!

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