Mexican Lasagna

Recipe Adapted From: Kraft
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We are Italian so of course we love lasagna...but Mexican Lasagna?! I found this recipe in the Kraft Food and Family magazine but changed it significantly. The original recipe calls for chili powder which we love but I use that in so many recipes I decided to use the taco seasoning instead. I recommend the hot taco seasoning but you can use whatever type you prefer. The original recipe also called for sour cream, which unless it is cooked into a recipe and Ken can't see it, then sour cream is a big NO!

The first time I made Mexican lasagna I knew that I was really going out on a limb...hoping Ken would like it. In fact I was hoping I would like it too. I LOVE Mexican food but I wasn't so sure about this especially with corn mixed into the casserole. It ended up being a fabulous change from our typical Mexican tacos and enchiladas. I used Steamfresh corn (it is 12 oz, so I don't use the entire bag) which I prepare in the microwave. Mexican lasagna is nothing like Italian lasagna (did you think it would be?!) but it is a great combination of flavor and textures.

Serves   : 4
Prep   : 20 Minutes
Bake   : 25 Minutes
Preheat Oven   : 375 Degrees

1    chopped green pepper
1    chopped onion
1 pound    ground beef
1 packet    taco seasoning
10 oz    corn
1 cup    salsa
2   flour tortillas
   shredded cheddar cheese

Chop onion and green pepper. Brown with ground beef.
Cut tortillas in half.
Once beef is browned, add taco seasoning, corn and salsa.
Heat mixture throughly and spread into the bottom of a 11x7 pan.
Top meat mixture with shredded cheese. Then layer tortillas as pictured. Continue layering as shown until you end up with the meat mixture on top. Add shredded cheese and bake for 20 minutes.

7/13/2011 5:34:30 AM
My friend Amanda added black beans last night and said it was great!! I always thought rice would be good too.
Kristen @
7/9/2011 10:41:28 AM
Yum! I have a Mexican lasagna that I make, but it's just a little different. Flour tortillas, ground beef cooked w/ taco seasoning, salsa, sour cream, and cheese. But I like the idea of adding the corn and other veggies! And I bet black beans would be good, too. Yum... I'm getting hungry haha! ;)
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