Mexican Lasagna


Mexican Lasagna

Substitute pasta with tortillas and fill with layers of Mexican-spiced meat, veggies and cheese for a fiesta in your mouth.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Daniel


  • 2-3 tbsp cooking oil corn, canola, olive, etc.
  • 1 lb Lean ground beef* can sub shredded or ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning or to taste
  • 1 med Spanish onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cup enchilada sauce
  • 8 tortillas 10-inch flour or corn
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes optional with green pepper, divided
  • 1 cup refried beans or one 16 oz. can
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend shredded, divided
  • 2 cups salsa con queso
  • 1 cup Southwest blend vegetables canned or frozen mix of corn, bell pepper, onion, green beans, etc.
  • 1/4 cup black olives sliced or diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Mexican hot sauce Cholula, Bufalo, other brand to taste


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat in cooking oil until meat is no longer pink.
  • Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • Stir in the salsa, beans, tomatoes, chilis, taco seasoning, mixed veggies and pepper; heat through.
  • Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce over bottom of a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with two tortillas–tear or overlap as necessary for a single layer. Top tortilla layer with 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, 1/3 cup cheese, 1/3 of the meat mixture.
  • Top with 2 tortillas as before. Spread 1/2 cup enchilada sauce over tortillas. Spread refried beans over enchilada sauce. Spread 1/3 of meat mixture, then layer with 1/3 cup cheese.
  • Top with 2 tortillas as before. Cover with 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, layer with 1/3 cup cheese, mixed veggies, remaining meat mixture and 1/3 cup of cheese.
  • Top with remaining tortillas. Spread remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas, top with remaining tomatoes, then remaining cheese. Scatter olives across cheese. Cover dish with oven-safe lid or aluminum foil; bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped green onion, cilantro, parsley or other toppings. Let stand 10 minutes to cool and firm up.
  • Cut lasagna into serving sizes and serve. Top each serving with sour cream, guacamole, hot sauce, etc.

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