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Mexican lasagna

2013 March 5
by Emily Hill

It’s Taco Tuesday time again, and I’m so not complaining. Taco Tuesday is one of my family’s favorite days of the week—and mine too because I always know we’ll be eating Mexican food that night. Our go-to dish is the standard taco using homemade taco seasoning and ground turkey, but sometimes we mix it up with recipes like these:


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We mixed it up again just a few weeks ago with this Mexican lasagna. I’m not sure that’s its official name, but it doesn’t matter. This Mexican dish is good. Real good.


Mexican lasagna

Even better, it’s super easy. As we like to say around these parts, “Sí, se puede!”

Printable recipe for Mexican lasagna below.

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Mexican Lasagna
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 8
 
Super easy and super family-friendly Mexican dish perfect for Taco Tuesday.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey or beef
  • 2 T homemade Taco seasoning (or 1 packet storebought)
  • ¼ to ½ cup water
  • 1 can fat-free refried beans
  • ½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 18 corn tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced olives
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground turkey and stir in the taco seasoning and water. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer ingredients in the following order: 6 tortillas, ½ the can refried beans, ½ of the ground turkey, ½ cup salsa, ¼ cup pepper jack cheese, ½ cup Mexican cheese. Repeat.
  4. Top with 6 tortillas, 1 cup salsa and 1 cup Mexican cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, sour cream and guacamole.


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17 Responses Post a comment
  1. March 5, 2013

    I will take one of each, please :-)

    <3 mmmmmm yum!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Coming right up! If only you had just moved in next door to *me*. ;)
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  2. March 5, 2013

    Yum! This “lasagna” looks absolutely delicious, as do your other meals! I love the idea of taco tuesday. I think I need to start this tradition in my family :)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I love it because I don’t have to think about what to make on Tuesdays. We also do Waffle Wednesday (breakfast foods) and Thursketti (Italian). The other days of the week are a crap shoot, though!
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  3. March 5, 2013

    I am going grocery shopping today, and I totally needed something new to cook. Looks yummy.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I think the kids will like this one. You can use flour tortillas instead of corn if you want!
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  4. March 5, 2013

    I have totally been copying your days of the week eating schedule and it has made my life so much easier. Taco Tuesday is my all time fav. We had Mexican salad in a trifle bowl. Oh so yummy!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    That sounds SO good! We will have to try that!
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  5. March 6, 2013

    This looks totally bomb diggity. Love taco tuesday!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    ME TOO!
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  6. March 13, 2013

    We tried this last night. The kids poo-poohed it (I probably need to get a less-spicy salsa), but my husband and I loved it! I’ll be making it again, even if the kids put their noses in the air at it. =)
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Sorry your kids didn’t like it but I’m glad you and your husband did. That makes me feel a little better. :)
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  7. April 24, 2013

    Yum this sounds really good. As much as I love lasagna and mexican food I’ve never thought of combining them. Thanks a bunch for this great recipe. I can’t wait to try it.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I sure hope you like it!

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