Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mexican Lasagna

The first time I made this dish it was kind of by accident, but it came out awesome.  I love making mexican style food, or at least my idea of the same.  You can substitute whatever you want really or omit something you don't like and it should be just fine (probably with the exception of the tortillas!)

1 package 8" tortillas ( I use whole wheat, but flour ones probably taste even better!)
1 can refried beans, any variety
1 pound ground beef
1 green pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning
1 small can green chiles
1 small can sliced black olives
2 cups shredded mexican cheese
1/2 jar taco sauce

Heat your oven to 375. Saute the beef with the green pepper and onion. Lay one tortilla on the bottom of a 9 inch round baking pan, (the deeper the better).  Spread refried beans over the tortilla to cover it.  Spoon some of the beef mixture atop that.  Sprinke with chiles and olives, and then cover with mexican cheese.  And repeat as many times as you have ingredients for ending with a tortilla.  Pour taco sauce over the top of the last tortilla and then sprinkle more cheese on top.  Bake in the over for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melty.  Serve with sour cream.  (I also like to serve this on a bed of shredded lettuce for texture). 

If you need a good recipe for a margarita let me know! =)

2 comments:

  1. My husband LOVES mexican type food, and this is right up his alley!
    Ok, one question for you, since I am so new to the cooking world: do you drain the out the grease from the beef after you cook it with the onion and pepper? This may be something most people know they need to do, but I am seriously not good at cooking!

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  2. Well I apologize for not specifying on that, I am new to recipe writing, so I'm learning! I would say definitely drain out the grease, I don't think everyone does, but I certainly do!

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