Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mexican Lasagna


With Cinco De Mayo just around the corner, I decided to make some Mexican food. 
Big surprise. 
Me making Mexican food. 
You should know by now how much I love Mexican food.

I have never made Mexican lasagna before, but have heard of it. 
It sounded interesting.



Layers of tortilla shells, meat and cheese baked until bubbly
and then topped with lettuce, tomato and onions.
The perfect way to spend May 5th !



Mexican Lasagna

Ingredients:



1 lb. hamburger

1 green pepper, diced

½ cup onion, diced

1 clove garlic, diced (or ¼ tsp garlic powder)

1 (16 oz) can refried beans

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 cup salsa

1 tsp cumin powder (I used a half packet of taco seasoning)

½ tsp salt (I did not use)

8-10 small tortillas
2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican mix)



Optional Toppings:

Lettuce

Tomato

Cilantro

Green Onion

Sour Cream



Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Cook hamburger with green pepper, onion and garlic; drain. Add refried beans, tomato sauce, salsa, cumin and salt; simmer 15 minutes. Spoon small amount of meat mixture into 9x9 pan and spread to coat bottom of pan. Top with 4-5 tortillas or however many tortillas it takes to make a 1 layer covering over the meat. Top with half of meat mixture; sprinkle with one cup of cheese. Cover with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Remove foil; top with remaining cheese and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve with lettuce, tomato, cilantro, green onion, and/or sour cream.




4 comments:

  1. Wow, that is fantastic. Adding this one to my recipe box right now. I'm so glad to see that you linked up this week. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next week!

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    1. Did you use soft or hard tortillas? and were they corn?

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    2. Keisha, you could use either, I have made it using both flour and corn. The flour hold up a little better, but the corn taste the best....let me know how they turn out!

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