Mexican Taco Lasagna Recipe

This Mexican Taco Lasagna is a delightful fusion of traditional lasagna and classic Mexican flavors. Layers of seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, cheese, and tortillas come together to create a hearty, flavorful dish that’s perfect for family dinners or potlucks. Serve it with your favorite toppings like sour cream, salsa, and avocado for an extra burst of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 oz) refried beans
  • 1 cup cooked rice (white or brown)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chiles
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers (any color)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Sour cream, salsa, avocado, and chopped green onions for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cook the Beef: In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Season the Beef: Add the chopped onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic to the skillet with the beef. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the taco seasoning and cook according to the packet instructions (usually involves adding a bit of water and simmering).
  4. Prepare the Bean Mixture: In a medium bowl, mix the refried beans with the diced tomatoes, diced green chiles, and salsa.
  5. Assemble the Lasagna: In a 9×13 inch baking dish, spread a thin layer of the bean mixture on the bottom. Place two tortillas over the mixture, overlapping if necessary.
  6. Layer the Ingredients:
  • Spread a layer of the seasoned ground beef over the tortillas.
  • Sprinkle a layer of cooked rice over the beef.
  • Add a layer of the bean mixture.
  • Sprinkle a layer of corn.
  • Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese.
  1. Repeat Layers: Repeat the layers (tortillas, beef, rice, beans, corn, cheese) until all ingredients are used, ending with a generous layer of cheese on top.
  2. Bake: Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  3. Garnish and Serve: Let the lasagna rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro if desired. Serve with sour cream, additional salsa, avocado slices, and chopped green onions.

Enjoy your Mexican Taco Lasagna with a side of tortilla chips and guacamole for an extra treat!

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