Mexican Style Lasagna

Sharing my favorite mexican lasagna recipe with a twist today!  This Mexican Style Lasagna makes the perfect weeknight dinner for the whole family!

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Mexican Lasagna Recipe

Nothing like a good lasagna recipe a little different than traditional lasagna!  My Mexican casserole is such a perfect weeknight dinner!  Easy dinner ideas are my favorite kind of recipes, this one is the perfect quick fix meal for the whole family!

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Ingredients For Easy Mexican Dinner Recipe

  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • refried beans
  • canned chopped green chilies
  • prepared salsa
  • white rice
  • soft taco size flour tortillas
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • fresh cilantro

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How To Make Mexican Lasagna

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef to skillet, cooking until browned. Stir in taco seasoning until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Place beans, green chilies and 3/4 cup salsa into a large bowl, stirring until well combined.
  4. Place rice and 3/4 cup salsa into large bowl, stirring to combine. Add beef and stir.
  5. Layer 1/2 cup beans onto bottom of baking dish then top with a layer of halved tortillas. Top with a light layer of beans then top with a layer of rice mixture. Layer with cheese and start layering again until you reach the top of the baking dish. The last layer should be cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, until hot and melted. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

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Top with taco meat, salsa recipe and repeat all layers again.

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When layers are complete, top with cheese and bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes.

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Top with chopped fresh cilantro before serving. Cut into squares to serve. Look at those fabulous layers! Enjoy!

How To Serve

Serve lasagna with a side of chips and salsa and a chopped salad if desired. You can also double the recipe and freeze the second 9 x 13 inch dish for a later dinner.

Mexican Style Lasagna

Mexican Style Lasagna

This Mexican Style Lasagna is the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner recipe that the whole family enjoys!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning
  • Two 15 ounce cans Old El Paso Refried Beans
  • 4 ounce can Old El Paso chopped green chilies
  • 1 1/2 cups mild prepared salsa divided
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 8 Old El Paso taco size flour tortillas cut in half (you'll use 15 halves)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef to hot skillet. Cook and crumble until browned. Stir in taco seasoning until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Place beans, green chilies and 3/4 cup salsa into a large bowl, stirring until well combined.
  • Place rice and 3/4 cup salsa into large bowl, stirring until well combined.  Add browned cooked beef and stir.
  • Layer 1/2 cup beans onto bottom of baking dish then top with a layer of halved tortillas. Top with another light layer of beans then top with a layer of rice mixture. Layer with cheese and start layering again until you reach the top of the baking dish. The last layer should be cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, until hot and melted. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2.8mg
Keywords: beef, lasagna, mexican, quick and simple, quick fix meal, simple dinner ideas

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8 Responses
  1. Bex

    Here’s the whole recipe everyone!!

    Ingredients
    1 pound lean ground beef
    1 packet Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning
    Two 15 ounce cans Old El Paso Refried Beans
    4 ounce can Old El Paso chopped green chilies
    1 1/2 cups mild prepared salsa, divided
    2 cups cooked rice
    8 Old El Paso taco size flour tortillas, cut in half (you’ll use 15 halves)
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

    Directions
    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
    2.Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef to hot skillet. Cook and crumble until browned. Stir in taco seasoning until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
    3.Place beans, green chilies and 3/4 cup salsa into a large bowl, stirring until well combined.
    4.Place rice and 3/4 cup salsa into large bowl, stirring until well combined.

    5.Spread a light layer of beans on the bottom of your baking dish. Start layering with some halved taco size tortillas.

    6.Spread another light layer of beans over tortillas.

    7.Top with taco meat.

    8.Top with your salsa rice.

    9.Repeat all layers again.

    10.When layers are complete, top with shredded cheddar cheese.

    11.Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes.

    12.Top with chopped fresh cilantro before serving.

    Cut into squares to serve.

    Makes 8 Servings

  2. Kathy Bryant

    Hi. Looks like a great dish. But in the printable recipe, several steps from the video are omitted. Just trying to be helpful. ?

    1. Phyl

      Hi and thanks for the tips. I have also found several where there was issues. Never did get answer on a tube biscuit that was all dough after the cook time was up plus did add more time even. I saw somebody else had same question and got no answer. Was the one where u seperate the biscuits and put cheese and butter between and bake it in loaf pan. I did not try it again cause of wasting money and food. Thanks again.

  3. Phyl

    I find this to be a lot easier if you spread the beans onto the flour tortillas first then lay then into the 13 X 9 pan. They are more stable laying on a plate & spreading with beans then to lay them on top of more beans & try spreading. Just my thought. Thanks for recipe.

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