Lasagna is one of those classic dishes that everybody knows how to make, but the ingredients and preparation are not always easy to find. So I decided to make it myself! This is a variation of a Mexican tortilla recipe with a little twist – I slice up tortillas very thin and layer them in a baking dish with an egg and cheese mixture to make a delicious lasagna.
I’ve been wanting to try making homemade tortilla lasagna for some time now (since I just discovered the joys of tortilla lasagnes), but was always afraid to try my hand at it. After reading this great recipe, however, I feel I can now make this vegetarian dish without any difficulties whatsoever! Let’s give it a go, shall we?
If you like Mexican food, you’ve probably had a few different kinds of tacos, maybe quesadillas, and maybe even enchiladas. But have you ever tried a tortilla lasagna? We thought we’d give it a try, and we weren’t disappointed! It’s a delicious twist on the traditional Italian dish.
Cinco de Mayo greetings! This Mexican Tortilla Lasagna is a delicious way to commemorate the occasion! This lasagna, with its delectable layers of ground beef, corn, and black beans, will satisfy even the most voracious appetite! Now go pour yourself a drink while this delicious meal bakes!
Mexican cuisine is my absolute favorite. Amanda really teases me about how often I go to our neighborhood eatery! Chips, queso, guacamole, salsa, tacos, rice, beans… I like everything about it! I began making this recipe so that I could have an additional night of Mexican food at home! Isn’t it possible to disguise it as lasagna?! 😂 Perhaps they won’t notice it isn’t Italian? Ha!
What is the definition of Mexican Lasagna?
Mexican Lasagna is made up of layers of components that are often seen in Mexican cuisine. Instead of noodles, you use flour tortillas with enchilada or salsa sauce instead of spaghetti sauce. Mexican Lasagna comes in a variety of flavors, but ours has been kid-tested and father-approved!
Serving Suggestions for Mexican Lasagna:
This supper is filling enough on its own, but if you want to add a side dish, here are a few suggestions.
- Rice that is yellow in color
- Beans refried
- Veggies (oranges, strawberries, mango)
Our Mexican Tortilla Lasagna’s ingredients
- Beef Grain
- Seasoning for tacos
- Beans, black
- Corn that has been roasted in the fire
- Sauce for Enchiladas
- Cheddar is a kind of cheese.
How to prepare our Tortilla Lasagna using Mexican Tortillas
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Ground beef should be browned, rinsed, and drained. Taco seasoning is used to season the meat. Remove from the equation.
9 of the 12 tortillas should be cut in half. The remaining three should be left alone. Drain black beans and corn after rinsing and draining them. Place 6 tortilla halves (3 full tortillas) in a 913 dish with the cut (flat) side facing out across the bottom of the dish.
To make a tortilla layer, place one entire tortilla in the middle. It’s OK if there are little flaws; perfection isn’t required!
On top of the tortillas, spread approximately a third of your ground beef. Rep with a third of the beans and a third of the corn. Pour approximately 7 ounces of enchilada sauce on top of this layer. Add 1/2 cup of cheese to the top.
Continue with the last layer, using the remaining 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce and 1 cup of cheese.
Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes, or until the mixture begins to boil. Allow lasagna to rest for 15 minutes before serving, as this will help it keep its layers together.
You may have noticed by now that approximately half of the recipes on our site work well in a tortilla… That is something for which I accept full responsibility! I like how flexible they are and how many different ways you can use them for such a basic item. We may not always have a loaf of bread on hand, but tortillas? Always. I hope you enjoy yourselves!
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Time to Prepare: 10 minutes
30 minutes to prepare
15 minutes of extra time
55-minute total time
- 12 Tortillas (flour)
- 1 pound of ground beef
- Taco Seasoning (1 oz.)
- 1 can (15 oz.) black beans
- 1 can of Fire Roasted Corn (14.75 oz)
- 1 enchilada sauce can (28 oz)
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Ground beef should be browned, rinsed, and drained. Taco seasoning is used to season the meat. Remove from the equation.
- 9 of the 12 tortillas should be cut in half. The remaining three should be left alone.
- Drain black beans and corn after rinsing and draining them.
- Place 6 tortilla halves (3 entire tortillas) across the bottom of an oiled 9×13 dish with the cut (flat) side facing out.
- To make a tortilla layer, place one entire tortilla in the middle.
- On top of the tortillas, spread approximately a third of your ground beef.
- Rep with a third of the beans and a third of the corn.
- Pour approximately 7 ounces of enchilada sauce on top of this layer.
- Add 1/2 cup of cheese to the top.
- Continue with the last layer, using the remaining 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce and 1 cup of cheese.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes, or until the mixture begins to boil.
- Allow 15 minutes for the lasagna to rest before serving.
Information about nutrition:
Size of Serving:
1 tbsp. per serving 677 calories 28g total fat 12g Saturated Fat 1 gram of trans fat 13 g of unsaturated fat 86 milligrams of cholesterol 1946mg sodium 70 g carbohydrate 9 g fiber 10 g sugar 35 g protein
(Nutritional information is an estimate that may vary depending on cooking techniques and ingredient brands utilized.)
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The Mexican tortilla lasagna is a lasagna that has been filled with cheese and then wrapped in a tortilla. The tortilla is then baked in the oven and the cheese over fills the tortilla. This recipe is a step up from many of the recipes on the internet by using a Mexican tortilla to make a lasagna. This recipe is delicious and the tortilla is different from the normal Italian style tortilla.. Read more about mexican lasagna with corn tortillas and black beans and let us know what you think.