Main Dishes Recipes

Mexican Stacked Lasagna

Sometimes, we are so cramped for time and often, if you are like me, you do not want a huge clean-up after dinner.  Cooler days are here and I don’t mind turning on the oven.  Another easy, family favorite is my Mexican stacked lasagna.  My kids think it is delicious and I am happy to provide them with a meal that has protein, starch, vegetables and dairy.

Mexican Stacked Lasagna       Serves 4
Ingredients:
1 pound of ground hamburger, diced chicken or meat substitute
1 medium onion-diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 packet of Taco Seasoning Mix or make your own here.
1 4oz can diced green chilies
1  12oz jar/can of enchilada sauce
3 tbsp diced black olives
12 oz Mexican shredded cheese
Tortillas-my kids prefer flour
Toppings:
sliced jalapenos
diced lettuce
salsa
sour cream
hot sauce
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet brown the meat and the onions. Add the taco seasoning mix and prepare as directed and set aside.
In a baking dish, I use a glass pie plate, add a couple of tablespoons of enchilada sauce to coat the bottom of the dish.  Add a tortilla.  Spread a tablespoon of green chilies on the tortilla. Next layer on a 1/2 cup of meat. Top with a sprinkle of black olives.  On top, sprinkle a handful of cheese and drizzle the top with a few tablespoons of enchilada sauce.  Then add a tortilla and repeat the process again until you have used 5 tortillas.  Top the final tortilla with the remaining enchilada sauce and finish it off with cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes until the edges are bubbly.
Serve hot and top with lettuce, salsa and sour cream.  I love hot sauce and jalapenos too, the hotter the better!
Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

 

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  • Oh my gosh… this looks and sounds so good Melissa… We love anything mexi at our house. I made homemade enchilada's last night for dinner but didn't post about it… Perhaps I shall! Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe!

  • Melissa,

    I was listening to a Cape based radio station today and I thought I heard something about you being a speaker at a local harvest festival. Did I hear correctly? They didn't mention your name just called you Tilly's Nest! Too bad I am not off island this weekend 🙂

    I know completely off topic. Your lasagna looks lovely. Your pics are always so nice.

    • Yes! I will be at Country Garden this weekend giving a talk for them on keeping backyard chickens. We will meet up one of these days for sure. We are so close! Thanks for the lovely comment.