Mexican Lasagna and our Menu Plan

By February 14, 2011Cooking, Main Dishes, Menu Planning

Does your family love Lasagna? How about Mexican? Why not combine the two? We usually have a Mexican meal once a week, in fact most of the time I add it on Wednesdays on our Menu Plan.

So, when Collective Bias asked me to shop for and create an Ethnic Dish with some ConAgra products, it was a no brainer! The hard part was deciding which recipe I wanted to cook. My inspiration for the Mexican Lasagna came from Myra over at My Blessed Life.

I made salsa by simply combining Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies and Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes. Doug enjoyed eating it with chips too.

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Mexican Lasagna

Combine the family favorite dinner of lasagna with the flavors of Mexico to create a delicious Mexican Lasagna – recipe from HoosierHomemade.com.

  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon Parkay margarine
  • 1 container of Cottage Cheese
  • 1 can Rosarita Refried Beans
  • 1 can Rotel with green chilies
  • 1 can Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 tortillas {corn or flour}
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • Pam Cooking Spray

Instructions

  1. Cook and drain ground beef, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine Rotel Tomatoes and Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes to make salsa.
  3. Melt Parkay and saute onions and garlic.
  4. Add ground beef back to pan.
  5. Add about 1/2 of the can of Rosarita Refried Beans, 1 cup of salsa mixture, taco seasoning and 1/2 cup of water.
  6. Stir well and simmer on stovetop until heated through and flavors are combined {about 10 minutes}.
  7. Spray 13×9 pan with Pam cooking spray and layer tortillas.
  8. Place 1 full tortilla in the middle and then cut 2 tortillas into quarters and place on the ends to fill in. Add half of the meat mixture, top with 1 cup of Cottage Cheese and 1 cup of Mexican Cheese.
  9. Repeat layers.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. Let set about 5 minutes, then serve with sour cream or other toppings.

Do you still need some ideas for Valentine’s Day? I have 24 really fun and yummy ideas for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert.

Our Menu Plan…

Monday ~ Valentine’s Dinner

Tuesday ~ Tuna Casserole, Salad

Wednesday ~ Mexican Lasagna and Salad

Thursday ~ Chicken Stir-Fry, Rice

Friday ~ Beans & Weenies, Mac & Cheese

Saturday ~ Eat out

Sunday ~ BBQ Meatballs, Oven Fries

For a step by step of Mexican Lasagna and our shopping trip, see our Whrrl.

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Collective Bias, but all opinions and experiences are my own.

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