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Mexican Lasagna November 24, 2010

Filed under: food,Recipes — bombshellwithin @ 1:57 PM

This recipe, I will admit, came to me in a dream.

For realz.

About a month ago, I envisioned this recipe when we didn’t have too much in the pantry and the corn tortillas were rather inspiring. It is so delicious and I knew that I had to make it for my Mr. Land.  I hope you make it too.  Just remember to add a big dollop of sour cream on top.  You’ll thank me later.

Mexican Lasagna 8in. square pan

  • 15- 20 corn tortillas
  • 2lbs ground beef
  • taco sauce
  • 8oz cheddar cheese
  • small onion
  • half bell pepper
  • large tomato
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • cilantro
  • hot sauce, optional
  1. Brown beef in a deep skillet.  Season with salt, pepper, adobo and sazon.  Add diced onions, peppers and tomatoes.  Allow to cook down.  Add 1/2 cup tomato sauce.
  2. In a sauce pan, on medium heat, simmer black beans with 1/2 cup tomato sauce, cilantro, salt and a couple dashes of hot sauce.
  3. Mash the beans until a creamy paste.
  4. Oil pan liberally.  Cut 4 tortillas and place straight edges along the sides of the pan, setting a whole tortilla to fill space in the center.  I recommend a double layer on the base, but that’s optional.
  5. Layer taco sauce, 1/3 of cheese, half of meat and all the refried beans.  Place another layer of tortillas, taco sauce, rest of meat and part of the cheese.
  6. Place final layer of tortillas, taco sauce and cheese.
  7. Bake at 375F for 30mins or until top layer of tortillas are golden on the edges and inside mixture is bubbling.
  8. Allow to rest for 5-10minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!

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