Momma’s Mexican Lasagna

Momma’s Mexican Lasagna

Fabulous Foodie Friday

Prayer First

In a world where so many are hungry, may we eat this food with humble hearts; In a world where so many are lonely, may we share this friendship with joyful hearts

Amen

A Fiesta Twist on an Italian Favorite

This meal evolved from one a girlfriend told me about before college. After graduation and before teaching it began to evolve from a ready made meal with cans of chili that’s a little different from hot dogs to the following recipe. I know that it feels, to me, like I make it different, either leave something I forgot or add something to replace it so it does taste a little bit different every time I make it. The best version of it came out when I used deer meat instead of ground beef.

Layer Tortillas
Layer Tortillas

Ingredients:

2 lbs Ground Beef

1 Med Onion – Diced

First Layer of Sour Cream
First Layer of Sour Cream

Minced Garlic (as desired)

Household seasonings to taste:

Zatarain’s Cajun Seasonings

Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning

First Layer of Meat Sauce
First Layer of Meat Sauce

Lemon Pepper

2 Cans Chili (No Beans)

2 Cans Diced Tomatoes & Peppers

8” Flour Tortillas

16 Oz Sour Cream

1 Lb Fiesta Blend Cheese

Sprinkle Some Cheese
Sprinkle Some Cheese

9X13 Baking Pan

Directions:

Crumble and season Ground Beef into skillet.

Add Diced Onion, & Minced Garlic.

Use household seasonings to season meat to your preference.

More Tortilla over Cheese
More Tortilla over Cheese

Once meat is browned down with onion & garlic

Add Chili and Diced Tomatoes.

Stir and heat a few minutes until meat sauce is well blended.

Building Lasagna:

Line bottom of 9X13 pan with at least 2 of the Tortillas – covering bottom

And the Rest of the Sour Cream
And the Rest of the Sour Cream

Spread ½ Sour Cream on Tortillas

Layer 1/2 Meat Sauce over Sour Cream

Sprinkle 1/3 – ½ of Fiesta Blend Cheese over Meat Sauce layer

Add another layer of Tortillas covering meat sauce same way lined the bottom

The Rest of the Meat Sauce
The Rest of the Meat Sauce

Spread ½ Sour Cream on Tortillas

Layer remaining Meat Sauce over Sour Cream

Sprinkle the Rest
Sprinkle the Rest

Sprinkle remaining Fiesta Blend Cheese over Meat Sauce

Bake 20 min or so, just enough to melt the cheese

Baked Mexican Lasagna
Baked Mexican Lasagna

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This simple recipe has received raves every time I make it for someone new and when my children come and visit this is the first meal they ask for if Momma is cooking.