June 22, 2013

Mexican Lasagna

I love Mexican food.  I also love to make casseroles - a one-dish meal means less clean-up!  My hubby actually came up with this idea, and we loved it so much, it has practically become a staple around our house.  You could pretty much do this with any ingredients you like - it really can't be messed up!  Here's what I do:

  • 1 lb ground beef, turkey, or deer :)
  • 1 can beans, black or pinto (or one "can" from your freezer; see how to do that here)
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or make your own - I roughly follow this recipe)
  • 12 small tortillas (we prefer flour)
  • 1-2 cups shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese
  • salsa
  • combine meat, beans, rotel, and taco seasoning in skillet and cook till meat it browned, drain
  • layer your "lasagna"!
    1. in a 9x13 pan, spread a spoonful of salsa on the bottom
    2. lay 3 tortillas to cover the bottom of the pan as much as possible
    3. spread some salsa over the tortillas
    4. spoon 1/3 of the meat mixture over the salsa
    5. sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese over the meat
    6. repeat steps 2-5 two more times
    7. top it off with another layer of tortillas, salsa, and cheese
    8. cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutues, until hot and bubbly
       *I've also made this with larger tortillas in a pie pan, which is where the picture actually came from, hence the pie-shaped piece.  :)

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