Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mexican Lasagna

There are a few dishes that I have tried over and over again in order to find the perfect combination to the perfect dish- and Mexican Lasagna is one of them... but I believe I have finally found THE recipe- a healthy combination that we all enjoyed over at my house! Hope you like it too!

1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 clove garlic, minced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
2 cans tomato paste
1 cup water
1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
1-2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or jack or combo)
1.5 tsp cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
12 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
cilantro for garnish

Preheat your oven to 350. Chop your onion and mince your garlic and brown them both with a drizzle of Grape Seed oil in a large skillet. (If using beef, drain your fat). Then add your tomatoes, water, seasoning, beans and corn and mix well cooking for 3-5 minutes until everything is well blended. Get out a 9 x 13 glass dish, spray the bottom, them add some of your meat/tomato mixture in a thin layer, then add a layer of cheese, then a 4 of your quartered corn tortillas (the tortillas will over lap one another). Repeat so you have 3 layers on ingredients. Then cook for 15- 20 minutes. I turned my broiler on for the last few minutes to get the top of it bubbly and gooey. Remove from oven, garnish with fresh cilantro, cut into squares and serve!

This is a gluten free recipe!

1 comment:

Donna Noble said...

this. looks. so good. I can't wait to bake it. anything with cheese and tortilla chips and cumin is my kind of meal!