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2.24.2015

Mexican Lasagna

This is a recipe from the archives that I make all the time. I get asked for the recipe all the time. And I happen to know that those that have made it, make it over and over again as well. So it is time for you to get on board. It deserves a repost on this site and I hope you dive right in. It is so, so delicious. If you want to make this for more of a crowd, just double it and add more layers. 


Mexican Lasagna 
Forks  &Amusement 2010
serves 4+
There are 5 layering components, I have separated them out and then we will talk assembly at the end

Meat Mixture
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 bell pepper
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1.25 lbs. ground turkey (you can use any ground meat you prefer)
1 tablespoon cumin
2 dashes cayenne
salt and pepper

In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the olive oil and add the onion and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes then add a pinch of salt & pepper, stirring to coat with the oil. Cook an additional 5 minutes and add the garlic. Stir occasionally, then once the onions are translucent, add the turkey, breaking it up and combining with the other ingredients with a wooden spoon. Add the cumin and cayenne, sprinkle with more salt and pepper, continue to stir and break up meat. Cook until meat is cooked through. Set aside to cool.

Sour Cream Mixture
16 oz 2% cottage cheese
1/2 cup light sour cream
juice of 1/2 of lime
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Set aside

Other components:
7 oz. or 1 3/4 cup grated cheese (I use the Mexican mix at the market, cheddar and Monterrey jack, reduced fat)
9-12 soft tortillas (use multigrain, low carb, or old fashioned, they all work)
1 1/2 cups salsa or your choice (I use my cilantro sauce from this post)

Assembly & Cooking
Preheat oven at 375 degrees. Spray a standard lasagna pan (usually around 14"x 11") with cooking spray. Layer 3 tortillas on the bottom of the pan. Lay two down, rip the other in half and fill the space. Spread 1/3 of the sour cream mixture onto the tortillas. Sprinkle 1/2 of the meat mixture on top of that. Next sprinkle 1/3 of the grated cheese on top of the meat. Last, drizzle with 1/3 of the salsa. Repeat starting with the tortillas, then the sour cream, meat, grated cheese, and salsa. Top with 3 more tortillas, spread the rest of the sour cream mixture on top, sprinkle the last of the grated cheese and drizzle the last of the salsa. Note that nothing has to look perfect or be done perfectly! Bake for 45 minutes until warmed through and bubbling.

Enjoy!
xoxo

Erin

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