Best Taco Lasagna Recipe [VIDEO] - Sweet and Savory Meals
12flour or corn tortillas8 inch ones
1can(15 ounces) black or pinto beansrinsed and drained
2cans(16 ounces) refried beansrefried beans
3cupsshredded Mexican cheese blend
1 1/2poundsground beef
1small onionfinely diced
1green bell pepperfinely diced
1can(7 ounces) diced green chiles
Salt and pepper to taste
1cupshredded Mexican cheese blend
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place a baking rack in the middle of the oven.
Lightly grease a 9x13 inch deep casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Place a large skillet or cast iron pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot add 2 tablespoons of oil to it.
Add the beef to the skillet and cook unmoved for 1 minute, so it gets a nice sear. After that, use a wooden spoon to break the beef.
Cook stirring for about 5 minutes, or until no longer pink. Drain grease from the pan, leaving only about 2 tablespoons.
Add diced onion, diced bell pepper, minced garlic, diced green chiles, 3 cups of salsa and taco seasoning. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir and bring to a simmer, simmer for 2 about two minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5-7 minutes.
Mix cornstarch with water until cornstarch is dissolved and add to the beef mixture. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture thickens. Make sure you stir, to avoid the beef from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Remove the skillet from heat and set aside.
Assembling the lasagna:
Add two tortillas to the prepared pan. Cut 1 tortilla into quarters and add each quarter to the corners of the pan, to cover any empty spaces there. Cut 1 tortilla in half, and add each half to each side of the pan, straight side touching the pan and covering the empty space.
Add half of the refried beans and carefully spread them on top of the tortillas, trying to avoid moving the tortillas.
Add half of the beef mixture and spread it evenly.
Add half of the black or pinto beans, on top of the beef mixture.
Top with 1 1/2 cups of shredded Mexican blend cheese.
Repeat with another layer of tortillas, remaining refried beans, remaining beef mixture, remaining black or pinto beans and 1 1/2 cups cheese.
Top with another layer of tortillas, spread 1 cup of salsa over the final layer of tortillas and sprinkle 1 cup of shredded Mexican blend cheese.