mexican lasagna

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Dianna Champlain
from southaven, MS

Just made this up last night everyone really enjoyed it. I did the no-boil version. You could cook your noodles first and it won't have to bake as long. I just like the texture when you don't cook them first.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This Mexican lasagna is a fantastic twist. It's comfort food with a south of the border twist. It tastes like tacos with all the fixings except there are noodles instead of tortillas. Lasagna can be labor intensive but using no-boil noodles takes away one step. Super flavorful, this hearty dinner is layered with black beans, corn, tomatoes with green chilies, salsa, cheese sauce, and shredded cheese. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves makes 9x13in pan
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mexican lasagna

  • 2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
  • 1 can
    whole kernel corn, drained (15.25 oz)
  • 1/2 can
    diced tomato with green chilies (1/2 10 oz. Rotel can
  • 2 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 jar
    Ragu cheese sauce (16 oz jar) (where spaghetti sauce is found)
  • 26 oz
    white corn and black bean salsa (Walmart brand)
  • no-boil lasagna noodles (approx. 10)
  • 2 pkg
    Mexican blend shredded cheese (8 oz each) or however much you choose to use
  • sour cream (optional)

How To Make mexican lasagna

  • 1
    Cook meat and drain grease.
  • 2
    Add seasoning mix to cooked meat. Then add black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes/green chilies. Mix well and heat thoroughly.
  • 3
    Lightly spray 9x13 inch pan. Pour 1/2 the jar of cheese sauce on the bottom of the pan.
  • 4
    Lay a single layer of noodles in the pan.
  • 5
    Then layer meat mixture.
  • 6
    Drizzle cheese sauce, salsa, and then shredded cheese. Then repeat noodles, etc, etc. THE LAST LAYER DO NOT ADD SHREDDED CHEESE. That will go on later. I did 3 layers.
  • 7
    Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. You might want to sit your pan on a cookie sheet in case it bubbles over.
  • 8
    After an hour remove foil and add your shredded cheese.
  • 9
    Return to oven 10 mins let sit for 10 mins.
  • 10
    Serve top with sour cream.
  • 11
    Now, remember I did no-boil noodles. You can use regular lasagna noodles you have to boil. Cook per package directions. When baking then you're only heating so I would say cook for 30 mins. Then remove foil, add cheese and return to oven for 10 minutes.