Easy Mexican Lasagna

Easy Mexican Lasagna | Easy Mexican Lasagna is a no-fuss dish that can be prepared quickly on busy nights. It is tasty and filling despite its simplicity.

I really enjoy spending time in the kitchen experimenting with recipes. However, there are days when I really need to prepare dinner quickly and with ease. This is one of the recipes I turn to on those days.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground meat (I use ground turkey)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups Pomi diced tomatoes or 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 flour tortillas (10 inch)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream (optional)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brown the meat in a large skillet with the onion and garlic; drain (if needed). Stir in the water, taco seasoning, and tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Cut the tortillas into quarters. Line the bottom of a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish with half of the tortilla quarters.

Line a pan with tortillas to make Easy Mexican Lasagna

Spread half the meat mixture over the tortillas and sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheese. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, meat mixture, and cheese.

Easy Mexican Lasagna ready to bake

Bake for 30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with sour cream, if desired. Yield: 5 servings.

Notes

Obviously this isn’t a true lasagna, but you can see why it is referred to as one. It’s not a particularly flashy dish, but it is tasty and filling. We enjoy it when prepared as described above, but one of these days I may add beans or use pepper jack cheese in it to create some variety.

The ingredients for this dish cost $7.75, which is $1.55 per serving. We serve it with a vegetable on the side, so this brings the cost to $1.72 per serving. Give this a try and you may very well end up adding it to your list of go-to meals for busy days!

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Comments

  1. Sounds so good, think I’ll add a bit of corn!

  2. Do you mix the tomatoes in with the meat? Thank you.

    • Hi Kathryn,
      Yes, I do.
      Upon seeing your question I noticed that I didn’t include that in the instructions. Ooops! I’ll make that change above.
      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. we loved it! my daugther (8) ate most of it! delicious & easy. we added red beans and corn on the meat. more mexican! bravo!

  4. I love this type of Mexican Lasagna, but I almost always use corn tortillas. I’ve also been known to stir the corn and some black beans into the sauce.

    • Shannon says:

      Hi Patti,
      I like using corn tortillas in dishes like this on occasion because they have a more hearty texture. I know a couple of folks who have made this with corn and beans added in and they liked it very much!

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