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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 288.2
  • Total Fat: 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.1 mg
  • Sodium: 737.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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Spicy & Tasty Mexican Lasagna Casserole

Submitted by: TLB1630
Spicy & Tasty Mexican Lasagna Casserole

Introduction

Very filling super delicious, and SPICY!! You can tone down the spiciness by substituting plain Diced Tomatoes instead of ones with Green Chilies as I do.

Very easy to make & bake. I usually serve along with brown rice.
Very filling super delicious, and SPICY!! You can tone down the spiciness by substituting plain Diced Tomatoes instead of ones with Green Chilies as I do.

Very easy to make & bake. I usually serve along with brown rice.

Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    1 lb Lean Ground Beef
    1 package Dry Taco Mix
    3 tbsp water
    1 8oz C Tomato Sauce (separated for use)
    1 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes w/Green Chilies **
    (** Substitute plain Diced Tomatoes if you dont like
    it HOT!)
    3 8 Flour Tortillas (cut 2 in half & 1 in quarters)
    8 oz Refried Beans ( - 14.5 can)
    6 oz low fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
    Seasonings of your liking

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Using 10 x 10 casserole dish spread 3 tbsp of tomato sauce over bottom and sides, this prevents sticking while baking.
3. Brown meat in non-stick skillet until cooked. Drain and rinse well several times with hot water. (This removes about 40% of the FAT).
4. Wipe/wash skillet and return to heat mixing together meat, dry Taco Mix, 3 tbsp tomato sauce and 6 tbsp of water; Heat on low, for at least 5 minutes so meat is seasoned well.

Begin layers:
5. Frost of the tortillas with of the refried beans and place on top of sauce in casserole dish.. Its OK if they overlap.
6. Sprinkle evenly of the taco seasoned ground beef over tortillas
7. Mix remaining tomato sauce with Diced Tomatoes and using , spoon over ground beef
8. Season with spices to your liking.
9. Sprinkle of the shredded cheese over tomatoes

REPEAT Steps 5 through 9 to create 2nd layer
10. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Let casserole stand out of oven for 10 minutes. Cut into 9 squares.

Yields 9 servings, approximately (5 oz per serving)







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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've been making something like this but use enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce and salsa instead of tomatoes. - 8/31/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thought this was very good and easy to make. Add a side salad and a dolop of FF Sour Cream. Will definately be making this again. - 10/23/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVED it!!! served with shredded lettuce tomato on top and a dollup of sour cream....kids LOVED it - 10/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy and tasty. My kids and husband love it. I use ground turkey instead of ground beef and it tastes fantastic. I serve it with a southwest salad to finish the meal. - 6/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this recipe. I like it even spicier so I added some jalapeno slices in one of the layers. - 6/11/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family enjoyed this dinner. It was great. - 8/30/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Turned out well, and will be making it again. - 7/31/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Its was really good! My boyfriend and I enjoyed it a lot! We like really spicy food so we added goya picante tomato sauce to give it more spicy-ness, and it was AWESOME! Ty for sharing :) - 2/17/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely wonderful. It was easy and didn't taste like "diet" food at all. I could serve to friends, and they would never know the difference. - 2/2/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really good. Quick 7 easy to make. - 1/6/10

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  • This was a tasty way to have Mexican food. I will make it again. I made 8 total servings. - 1/3/10

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  • This looks good, and easy to make. I don't use the mix packets of spices, but always have plenty of cumin, turmeric, and chilli powder on hand. - 12/27/09

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  • it's good - 12/19/09

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