Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mexican Lasagna

This recipe was actually one I made a couple of weeks husband was getting ready to go on his school trips and we were so busy that I needed something quick and easy for dinner (something that I knew would have leftovers too!!). I found this recipe on For the Love of Cooking blog and thought it sounded very easy and delicious! I love Mexican food, it's one of my weaknesses! Especially salsa and chips!! haha

This Lasagna was a great go to recipe for a dinner that you know you don't have a lot of time for but want something that is tasty. We actually didn't add the Guacamole, just because I am not a big fan, but I found a sour cream at the grocery store that was flavor was Guacamole so we tried that with it and it was GREAT!
Mexican Lasagna
3-4 flour tortillas
Cheddar cheese, grated
Refried Beans
Black beans
Canned Corn
Tomatoes, diced
Black olives, sliced
Green onions, sliced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Guacamole (optional)
Sour Cream (optional)
For the Turkey:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 tsp olive oil
1 small sweet yellow onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Dice and prepare all vegetables for the lasagna. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the ground turkey and break up until it's in small crumbles. Add the onion and seasonings then mix thoroughly. Cook until the meat is done and the onion is tender, about 6-7 minutes. Add the minced garlic and stir constantly for 60 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Add some salsa to the bottom of the baking dish and coat evenly. Next add a flour tortilla, they made need trimmed to fit in your dish. I used a 9x9 inch glass dish and they needed trimmed just slightly. Spread refried beans over the entire tortilla then add cheese, ground turkey, black beans, tomatoes, corn, black olives, a bit of green onion then spread some salsa over the top. Add another flour tortilla and repeat the layering process 2- 3 times.
On the final layer, add the tortilla, a thick layer of salsa and cheddar cheese then sprinkle the top with black olive slices.
Cover and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove lid (or tin foil) and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the cheese melts and gets golden brown. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing. Top with fresh guacamole and sliced green onions. Enjoy.

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