Layered Bean Beef Mexican Style Lasagne

Layered Bean Beef Mexican Style Lasagne
This is a really easy but yummy casserole lasagne style dish you can feed your family. It has a Mexican twist and uses tortillas instead of pasta plus lots of Salsa and beans.

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef, turkey or chicken. I used turkey
1 onion chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
2 cloves garlic
28 oz can tomatoes
2 cups salsa
1 tsp cumin
1 cup corn
1 can black beans
6 tortillas cut in half. I used whole wheat
1 can refried beans or 1 can white kidney beans mashed and mixed with a little bit of chicken broth but if you use ground beef, use beef broth
1 pkg shredded cheese. I used double cheddar


Oops forgot the carrot and garlic for this photo
Method

Saute the ground meat, onion, pepper, carrot and garlic. Add the tomatoes, salsa and cumin. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Then stir in the corn and black beans. 

Spread 2 cups of the ground meat mixture in the bottom of a 13x9 inch casserole dish. Top with 3-4 tortilla halves. How many you need depends on what size tortilla you used. Spread half the refried beans or mashed kidney beans on the tortillas then top with 2 1/2 cups mixture and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat the layers, ending with a final topping of tortillas, tomato mixture and cheese. 
Hot from the oven

Spray a piece of tin foil with oil and use this, oil side down, to cover the casserole dish. Bake 375' oven for 30-25 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking another 5 minutes.

I served mine with slices of avocado and sour cream.

Because my husband hates avocado, I'm going to try mashing avocado with a bit of lime next time then spreading that on the tortillas before baking.  He'll never notice but it will give a nice extra flavour to the dish.

Comments

Amateur Cook said…
A great recipe for getting some veggies into our littlies diets. Any time they hear the word lasagna their eyes open wide.

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