Catherine Cappiello Pappas Recipe

Baked Taco Lasagna

By Catherine Cappiello Pappas LadyGourmet

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This is such an easy recipe to make and great twist to a family favorite!


1 ½ lbs. ground beef
29 oz. can diced tomatoes
29 oz. can black beans
½ large onion – sliced
1 bell pepper – sliced
4 cloves garlic – chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
16 oz. cottage cheese
8 oz. cheddar cheese – shredded
taco chips
¼ tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground curry
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
½ tsp. dried oregano

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat a medium sized frying pan; add the ground beef and sauté until the meat is cooked through; then set aside until you are ready to use.

Heat a large sauce pan (preferably cast iron) with the olive oil. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic and sauté until the onion is transparent.

Add the diced tomatoes, drained beans, vinegar and the ground beef. Combine the spices in a small bowl and add to the beans.

Simmer on low for approximate 25 – 30 minutes.

Preheat Oven 325 degrees:

Place the cottage cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.

In a 9 x 9 pan place a layer of taco chips; top with a layer of cottage cheese, a layer of beans and finally the shredded cheese. Continue this process until the pan is filled, ending with the shredded cheese.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.

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Laura Fairhead Laura_Fairhead
Jul 28, 2013
I made this tonight. Loved it. I used ground chicken and didn't use all the curry (I'm not a big fan of curry). In also not a big fan of spicy stuff and was a little concerned about the spice And the meat tasting like taco meat. To me, this was milder, more developed, and I loved it! I also like the chips in this. The cottage cheese was a surprise and works incredibly well. Great recipe!
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 27, 2013
Catherine, I enjoy your web blog so much.
Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964
Jul 27, 2013
This sounds great. I will have to try this! I love the addition of the curry and the balsamic vinegar and I can't wait how the addition of those two ingredients affect the flavor.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Jul 26, 2013
I have eaten this but never had a recipe.
Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Jul 26, 2013
Well Well, You have turned a taco meal into a lasagna meal!! You are always coming up wish something Catherine. Now you do know that you have been PINCHED!!! Keep up the recipes my Friend.