Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mexican Lasagna

We really love Mexican and Italian food in our house, my husband as far as I'm concerned makes the best lasagna I have ever eaten. We decided to take our love of both Mexican and Italian and meld them together in one fabulous dish.

1 Lb. - Ground Beef
1 – 10 oz. Can - Mild Enchilada Sauce
2 – 16 oz. - Refried Beans
1/2 C. - Water
1 – 15 oz. - Ricotta Cheese
7 oz. - Mexican Crema
2 Tbs. - Parsley
2 Tbs. - Parmesan Cheese
1 - Egg
8 oz. - Fiesta Cheese Blend (grated)
7 oz. - Tortilla Chips (crushed)

Fry the ground beef over high heat until fully cooked, stir in the enchilada sauce and simmer. While the meat mixture is cooking place the refried beans in a sauce pan with the water and cook until thin and spreadable. In a bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, parsley, egg Parmesan cheese and Mexican crema. Stir until smooth and creamy, set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees then spray an 8 1/2 x 11 baking dish with no stick cooking spray. Cover the bottom of the baking dish with some of the crushed chips then top with a layer of the meat mixture; top the meat mixture with a layer of Refried beans, then the ricotta mixture, and finally a layer of grated cheese. Repeat the layers ending with the grated cheese. Once put together, bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.

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Pam said...

Yum!!! This looks great and I have to give it a try! Nothing like combining both cuisines! Wish I could dig into that first photo!

Jennifurla said...

Yummy, beats the salad I just had.

Rebekah said...


grace said...

this is indeed a fabulous dish, and one of my favorites. the list of options for ingredients and degrees of heat that one can include is endless and exciting!

Katherine Aucoin said...

We love Mexican food too! This is awesome and versitile dish, Mary Beth!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Mexican is a hit with us.

Sounds good.

Anonymous said...

Looks tasty. I assume you make a layer of the refried beans too?

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I know my family would love your version of lasagna. Mexican and Italian are two of our favorites too.

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