Mexican Lasagna

Last night was one of those nights where we were wanting something quick and easy.

Wait…isn’t every night like that??

We were tired out from walking around San Jose on 6 different buses. Look at all these people! This is not even a busy day. We are getting pretty good at dodging people to get around fast!

Downtown San Jose

There is nothing more appealing then a quick meal that can be thrown in the oven after a long day!

One of our quick meals for fast nights is tostadas. I love cruchy tortillas with re fried beans. Perfect combination!

So I decided to try out the version of stacked tostadas, so called “Mexican Lasagna”

Basically, layered tostadas. Perfect!

Mexican Lasagna is the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy, like one great big taco!

Mexican Lasagna with Cheese

Mexican Lasagna


1-1/4 pounds ground turkey or beef
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups salsa
1 can (16 ounces) re fried beans
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 flour tortillas (10 inches) crispy, baked or fried
3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
Sliced ripe olives, guacamole, chopped tomatoes and sour cream, optional


Pre-heat oven at 375°. In a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute . Drain. Stir in the salsa, beans, enchilada sauce, chilies, taco seasoning and pepper. Heat until simmering.
Place 1 cup meat mixture in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish and spread. Layer with two tortillas, a third of the remaining meat mixture and 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with tortilla chips. Bake 10-15 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with olives, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream if desired. Serves 12.


{adapted by: Taste of Home}

Mexican Lasagna is a great quick dinner, fast and yummy!




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