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Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

The absolute best, quick, and easy Mexican Lasagna recipe. Made in one casserole dish. Infused with taco seasoning. Perfectly married into one Mexican casserole corn tortilla dish. Flawlessly layered corn tortillas. Eat and enjoy for days!

It’s official. That’s right. I am officially and ridiculously obsessed with quick meals. A couple days ago I said to my children we were going to have Mexican lasagna. My middle child responded “Mexican what?” I said Mexican lasagna. Then he said, “What’s that?” I looked at him with a smile and I said: “something that’s out of this world delicious that will make you scream for more!”

Friends was I right! Truly. I’m talking about easy Mexican Lasagna or taco lasagna to some, flawlessly layered corn tortillas. Perfectly married into one Mexican casserole corn tortilla dish.


This dish also reminds me of stacked enchilada casserole, as they are very similar.

Make Mexican Lasagna with tortilla

For this Mexican lasagna, I used corn tortilla for two reasons. One, I like the taste and two it’s what I had in the refrigerator. When three hungry kids call for food one must act fast; otherwise, you’ll find yourself pulling your hair out :). Mexican Lasagna

Best tortillas to use

When it comes to buying corn tortillas, I like the Mission brand from Target. However, you may get it from some of your local grocery stores as well. When making Mexican and Latin American dishes, consider using the following tortillas that are made with made with maize:

  1. Chalupas
  2. Chilaquiles
  3. Enchiladas
  4. Enfrijoladas
  5. Entomatadas
  6. Gorditas
  7. Quesadillas
  8. Tostadas

Mexican Lasagna or Taco Lasagna

Call it whatever fits your fancy. But either way, it is wickedly delicious! If you are not familiar with Mexican lasagna or taco lasagna, it is pretty much a dish where the pasta is replaced with (corn) tortilla. Layered in a casserole dish or baking dish as you would a traditional lasagna that’s made with pasta or lasagna noodles.Mexican Lasagna

Mexican lasagna stores easily

Any leftover Mexican lasagna (taco lasagna) is easy to store – as easy as 1, 2, 3. I first condensed the remaining portion into a suitable glass container with an appropriate top, then placed it in the refrigerator. Make sure the container is airtight. I usually store any leftover lasagna for up to three days (if it lasts that long :))

What goes well with Mexican Lasagna

The choices are endless. Pair your delicious Mexican lasagna with the following sides listed below.

  1. Kale Arugula Salad 
  2. Yucca Fries
  3. Garlic Butter Kale Shrimp Salad
  4. Mexican-Style Slaw
  5. Black Bean Salad with Mango, Cilantro, and Lime
  6. Mixed green fresh salad
  7. Avocado Salad with Tomatoes, Lime, and Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette

Putting the Mexican Lasagna together

Here’s what you’ll need, I’m sure everything is already in the pantry, refrigerator, or cabinet. Mexican Lasagna

  1. 1-pound ground beef
  2. 1 package taco seasoning
  3. 2 whole tomatoes
  4. 2 tsp. chili powder
  5. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  6. Salt and pepper to taste, but I used ½ tsp. kosher salt

Mexican Lasagna

  1. 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  2. 4 green onions, chopped
  3. 12 corn tortillas 
  4. 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  5. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 
  6. Olive oil spray

More ideas for baked Mexican lasagna or pasta recipes

Friends, if you are looking for more pasta recipes or lasagna recipes, try this delicious Taco Spagetti

Follow the directions below on how to create your new favorite Mexican lasagna dish :).

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Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna
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Mexican Lasagna Recipe

The absolute best, quick, and easy Mexican Lasagna recipe. Made in one casserole dish. Infused with taco seasoning. Perfectly married into one Mexican casserole corn tortilla dish. Flawlessly layered corn tortillas. Eat and enjoy for days!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Mexican
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 502 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef 73% lean, 27% fat
  • 1 package taco seasoning low sodium
  • 2 whole tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste but I used ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Olive oil spray cooking spray
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

Make Mexican Lasagna

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

    Spray casserole dish with olive oil spray and set aside. 

  2. Cook ground beef with taco seasoning in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, stirring to break up the meat. Add water for moisture. 

    Remove from heat. Do not drain. Set aside. 

  3. Rinse and drain black beans. Set aside. 

  4. Chop tomatoes and green onions. 

    Combine tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside. 

  5. Layer 4 corn tortillas, tomato mixture, beans, beef, and cheese in prepared lightly sprayed casserole or baking dish. Repeat layers twice. 

  6. On the very top, add the above ingredients and include the beans and corn, and of course more cheese! 

  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Bon Appetit! 

Recipe Notes

Tips and Notes / Most Noteworthy:

  1. I used the olive oil spray to prevent the corn tortilla from sticking. 
  2. I added 1/2 cup water to provide moisture to the meat. 
  3. You may also use can corn instead of frozen corn to make the Mexican Lasagna. 
  4. This Mexican Lasagna is also great with shredded shredded mozzarella cheese . 


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31 comments on “Baked Mexican Lasagna”

  1. This looks so good! My 5 year old would love this. He doesn’t care for beans unless it’s in Mexican food. My teen would drown this yummy dish in sour cream lol. He puts sour cream or cream cheese on everything.

    • hahaha! What a great idea! I”m a sour cream lover too but never thought about putting sour cream on it. Definitely will have to try this next time I make this dish.

  2. Mirlene, this dish looks so beautiful. The colors alone makes me want to try it. I’m vegetarian now and one of the things I don’t care to eat is corn, cheese, and certainly the meat. What can I replace those things with and still get the inviting colors and hardiness of this recipe?

    • Awww Thank you, Millicent! You absolutely do not have to include meat and corn. However, the cheese does help it stick together better. But since you don’t want to include cheese, you can try using Silken Tofu. If you check out this website (https://paleoleap.com/dairy-free-paleo-cheese-substitutes/) it provides great substitutes for cheese. You could also add sour cream. You could use green chilies. You could also add spinach. I would also recommend getting frozen mixed vegetables without the corn, or you can add chopped squash – I would use spaghetti squash or even butternut squash since it’s sweeter. In my opinion, the beauty of making lasagna of any kind is to make it your own. Have fun testing out these substitutes and let me know how you like it. I used the gluten free cheese, by the way! Thanks for stopping by and reading 🙂 🙂

  3. Yum! My husband would be all over this! Especially with some sour cream or guac on top. I love quick and easy meals too, especially made with things I seem to always have around (like corn tortillas).

  4. Yum! My husband would love this and I would too (maybe without the beans though! I’ve never been a fan 😛 ) This looks so good and truly easy to make!

  5. Oh wow! This looks so easy and delicious! It’s perfect for a family or a get-together! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

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