mexican garbage can or mexican lasagna

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By Terry Brooks
from Lynn Haven, FL

A friend introduced me to this recipe about 20 years ago. Now I make it for pot lucks at work and it's always a big hit!

serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For mexican garbage can or mexican lasagna

  • 1 lb
    ground beef, browned & drained
  • 1 pkg
    flour tortillas or corn tortillas, your choice
  • 1 can
    green beans, drained and chopped
  • 1 can
    corn, drained
  • 1 can
    chopped green chiles
  • 1 lg
    can refried beans
  • 1 jar
    salsa, (we like chunky and hot)
  • 1 or 2
    jalapenos, fresh & chopped (optional)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 pkg
    shredded cheddar cheese
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How To Make mexican garbage can or mexican lasagna

  • 1
    To the browned ground beef add the chopped green beans, corn, green chilies, refried beans, salsa,jalapenos and taco seasoning. Mix together until well blended.
  • 2
    Spray crock pot with Pam, put some of the beef mixture on bottom, make a layer with the tortillas, another layer of meat mixture, and sprinkle with cheddar cheese (we like it cheesy), repeat layering until crock pot is full, ending with cheese.
  • 3
    Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Serve with chopped tomatoes, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and more salsa if you want. We also like to add Crunchy Tortilla chips as a side.
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