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Mexican Lasagna topped with fresh cilantro, sour cream and Pico de Gallo

Mexican Lasagna

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Mexican Lasagna is a layered Tex-Mex Casserole that's easy to make with layers of seasoned ground beef, black beans, corn, tortillas and plenty of melty cheese, all baked together until bubbly and delicious. A flavorful dinner to feed a crowd, and it takes just minutes to put together!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword layered Mexican bake, layered Mexican casserole, Mexican Lasagna
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 493
Author Kim

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup medium heat taco sauce, enchilada sauce or salsa
  • 1 cup frozen, fresh or canned corn kernels drain, if using canned corn
  • Salt to taste
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: Fresh cilantro, pico de gallo, guacamole, avocado, sour cream, salsa

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 9x13” casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; season with chili powder and cumin. Brown the meat, breaking up the bits and pieces with a spatula, about 5 minutes.
    browning ground beef in a large skillet
  • Add taco sauce, enchilada sauce or salsa. Add black beans and corn. Stir to combine and heat the mixture through, 2 to 3 minutes then season with salt, to your taste. Remove from heat.
    cooking ground beef with enchilada sauce, black beans and corn
  • Cut the tortillas in half or quarters to make them easy to layer and fit in the casserole dish. Build lasagna in layers of meat/black bean mixture, then tortillas, then cheese. Repeat: meat, tortilla, cheese again.
    layering tortillas with beef mixture and cheese
  • Bake lasagna 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. When dish comes out of the oven, let sit for 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with your favorite Mexican toppings!
    baked mexican lasagna garnished with avocado and cilantro

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1206IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 6mg