Mexican Lasagna

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 545.7
  • Total Fat: 20.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,189.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15.1 g
  • Protein: 34.9 g

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A tasty variation on a favorite. A tasty variation on a favorite.


    • 1 lb. ground turkey
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 2 10 oz. cans black beans, drained and slightly mashed
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 2 cups tomato sauce
    • 1 10 oz. can stewed tomatoes, coarsely chopped
    • 6 medium whole wheat tortillas
    • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese


1. Preheat oven 350° F.

2. Sauté 1 onion, 1 garlic clove on high heat while breaking up meat. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Stir in black beans. Set sauté pan aside.

3. Heat oil in another sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté remaining onion, until soft. Add remaining garlic, chili powder and cumin, sauté for 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce and tomatoes with juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, simmer partially covered for 20 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Transfer all but 1/2 c sauce to meat and beans; Mix well.

4. Dip half the tortillas, one at a time, in the hot tomato sauce. Lay tortillas in the bottom of an 8.5 x 11 casserole dish. Spread half meat and bean mixture over tortillas. Sprinkle half the cheese over meat and beans.

5. Add another layer of tortillas and meat & beans mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes.

Serves 6.

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it is delicious. Yes it is higher in fat and calories, but I plan my whole day at once and make allowances somewhere else for the extras. Very tasty and feels like you are eating something sinful. - 5/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I have made this 3 or 4 times so far and love it. I notice that alot of people think its to high in fat and calories but I make it into 10 meals not 6 and have some veggies with it and that's plenty of food and cuts the calories way down. - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I relly liked this recipe. Even my 97 year old mother in-law liked it. I only made a couple of little changes to reduce the sodium (like no salt tomatoes), but nothing major. I think next time I might even spice things up a little more with extra chili powder, green chilis or salsa. - 5/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this is wonderful, my family loved it deffinatly cooking it agian, could possibly be 9 to 12 servings instead of six. - 6/2/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this and my fiance and son were both thrilled. I am gluten sensitive so I ate the filling without the tortillas. The tortilla layers really make a delicious difference so I recommend eating this as is. Maybe a little fat free sour cream as well. - 12/9/08

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