I love having mexican night at our house. I try to make something different everytime. I think this Mexican Lasagna is now on the list of favorites; probably #1. This dish is super easy to make, and I’m sure the family will love. Instead of using pasta I used whole wheat tortillas. I hope you enjoy!
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 to 2 pounds of ground lean turkey meat
1 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1 small onion, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
2 to 3 cups of green tomatillo salsa
1 cup corn
1 red pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno, diced with seeds (optional)
Salt & Ground Pepper (to taste)
6 whole wheat tortillas
3 cups shredded Cheddar
2 scallions, finely chopped
1/2 cup of Ciliantro, chopped
Zzest and juice of 1 Lime
Sour Cream for topping
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. Add ground turkey and season with chili powder, cumin, onion and garlic. Brown the meat, 8 minutes. Add tomatillo salsa, black beans, corn, red peppers, jalapenos and lime zest and juice. Heat the mixture through, 5 minutes then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Coat a shallow baking dish with remaining extra virgin olive oil. Build lasagna in layers of meat and beans, then tortillas, then cheese. Repeat: Bake lasagna 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. Top with the scallions,cilantro and sour cream and serve.
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This sounds delicious and I love Mexican food! As a newbie to the vegetarian world, though, I was wondering if you had any suggestions for veggie alternatives?
Sure thing! you can use the ground vegetarian meat (which is a tofu base) or you could chop up some mushrooms. There are so many vegetarian alternatives out there so you can pretty much replace anything on here. 🙂
Thanks! I’ll have to try it out (:
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask
This looks amazing! I will definitely have to attempt it next week… and I’m trying to think of a wine that will go well with it : )
I would say a Sangria or Pinot Grigio. Another drink that would be good would be beer of course.
Looks fab, will have to give this one a try 🙂
I made a Mexican lasagna for a work potluck food competition. I was the winner voted by my peers. Mexican lasagna is so delicious !
It does sound easy (and looks delicious!) – I might have to try this 🙂
Looks really good!!well done!!!
LOVE this idea! Sounds delish!
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I’ve made a version of this before, but I’m excited to try your version with cilantro, tomatillo and lime juice. I think those ingredients will send my standy-by dish to deliciosity levels!
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Oh this sounds likes such a wonderful tasty idea. Italian and Mexican are my two of favourite things, so something that feels like i’m eating both is amazing!