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Taco Lasagna | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | spectacular #TexMex entree with a #beef, bean & #cheese filling. Fabulous company dinner.

Taco Lasagna

This incredible layered Tex-Mex dish layers flour tortillas which are spread with refried beans, then a beef, bean and diced tomato mixture and cheese. It's much easier to make than traditional lasagna and was wonderful spicy flavors from Homemade Taco Seasoning.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Beef Main Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 lbs. 93% to 96% lean ground beef
  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium to large onion chopped
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 pkt. taco seasoning or Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes with chilies undrained
  • 16 oz. can refried beans
  • 16 oz. bag mexican cheese blend shredded, or sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • flour tortillas
  • 29 oz. can enchilada sauce
  • fresh cilantro if desired

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Add water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the black beans and Rotel tomatoes.
  • Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Place a layer of tortillas to cover a greased 9x13” glass baking dish.
  • You will have to break one of them up in half.
  • Spread with 1/3 of the can of refried beans.
  • Spread with 1/3 of the beef mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
  • Repeat layers twice.
  • Reserve 1 cup cheese.
  • The top layer should be tortillas.
  • Pour can of enchilada sauce over top.
  • Bake about 25-30 minutes at 350° or until heated through.
  • Add remaining cup of cheese and cook another 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Can sprinkle with fresh cilantro if desired.
  • Serve with sour cream, pico degayo, guacamole, salsa or hot sauce if desired.

Notes

NOTE: I added two cups of cheese on top for the last 5-10 minutes of baking rather than just one.
NOTE: Pinto beans can be added as well.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
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Keyword cheese, ground beef, main dish, Tex Mex, tomatoes, tortillas
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