• Jason Smith

Mexican Lasagna

Lord Honey, I can't wait for y'all to try this special dish from the South---South of the Border that is. Whether y'all are celebratin' Cinco De Mayo, or just have a hankerin' for Mexican cuisine--my "Lasagna Mexicana" will have y'all sayin' "Vaya!"--or "Wow!" either one works for me!

Lasagna Mexicana

Jason Smith, FNS

southencountrybling.com

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

6-medium or large flour tortillas

4-TBSP butter, room temp

1-(16oz) can refried beans

2-cups your favorite salsa

1/2-pound ground beef (80/20)

Salt and Pepper to taste

½-medium onion, diced

1-TBSP chili powder

2-tsp cumin

2-tsp onion powder

½-tsp garlic powder

½-tsp oregano

Small pinch of red pepper flakes

½ -cup water

3-cups cheddar cheese, grated

Toppings:

Sour Cream

Shredded Lettuce

Diced Tomatoes

Sliced Olives

Sliced Green Onions

Fresh Limes

Directions:

· Preheat oven to 375°, butter or spray a 8x8 baking pan.

· Butter both sides of the tortilla shells; place a skillet over medium high heat, place one tortilla at a time into the hot skillet; brown on both sides and set aside.

· In the same skillet, brown and crumble the beef, add the onion half-way through cooking the beef to done; add all the spices and water, stir and let cook for 2 mins; remove from heat and stir in 1 cup of salsa.

· In a mixing bowl, place the refried beans and ½ cup salsa and mix together.

--Cut the tortillas in half.

· Place 4 halves of tortillas in the bottom of the baking dish, with the straight cut edges towards each side of the pan.

· Spread the refried beans on top of the tortillas; sprinkle one cup of cheese over beans; place 4 more tortilla halves over the top of the cheese; spread meat mixture over tortillas.

--Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the meat; place remaining 4 tortilla halves over cheese and spread the rest of the salsa over the top; sprinkle the remaining cheese over the salsa.

· Bake for 25-30 mins, remove from oven let cool a few minutes, then top with favorite toppings.

Tip: This can be made with chicken or ground turkey.

ENJOY!!!


Country Bling Taco Seasoning

Jason Smith, FNS

southerncountrybling.com

1/4-cup chili powder

4-tsp cumin

4-tsp onion powder

1-tsp garlic powder

1-TBSP oregano

1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

Place in a jar with a lid and mix together; store and use as needed.

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