Mexican lasagne, a crowd-pleasing recipe.
Here’s a fun and tasty Tex-Mex comfort food dish for Cinco de Mayo, from Taste Of Home: Mexican lasagne, which adds Mexican flavors to the classic Italian dish. Serve it with a big green salad.
The correct spelling of the word, by the way, is lasagne, ending with an “e”; lasagna ending with an “a” is an Americanization.
MEXICAN LASAGNE RECIPE
1. COOK beef in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, chilies, taco seasoning and hot salsa.
2. LAYER 1/3 of the noodles and meat mixture in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers twice.
3. COMBINE salsa and water; pour over top. Cover and bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until heated through.
4. TOP with sour cream, olives, onions, tomatoes if desired and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Malbec, Sangiovese or Zinfandel.
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