Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Famous Mexican Lasagna

Now most of you know (and love me for) my mexican lasagna... it's become quite the staple in answering "what should I make tonight?" questions :) So yes... I am finally going to share the recipe beyond my 3 fabulous college roommates and even include the secret ingredient.

What you need:

- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 or 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 small to medium white onion, diced
- 1 can of refried beans
- 1 cup of salsa
- 1 cup of spaghetti sauce (the secret ingredient!)
- 1 tbsp. of taco seasoning (optional)
- 1 lb. pre-shredded Mexican blend or cheddar cheese
- 1 packet of tortillas (small or medium in size)
- baking dish about 2-3 inches deep

The "How to":

  1. pre-heat oven to 350
  2. mix all the veggies (tomatoes, green peppers, onions) together in a bowl, set aside
  3. mix refried beans, salsa, spaghetti sauce and taco seasoning in a bowl... adjust sauces depending on how saucy you want it
  4. thinly layer the bottom of your baking dish with salsa
  5. tear and arrange tortillas on the bottom of the pan

  1. layer as follows: bean mix, cheese, veggies, tortilla (and so on till you reach the top)
  2. on the top layer have plenty of cheese
  3. cover baking dish with foil and place in oven
  4. dish done once top layer of cheese melted


1 comment:

CarrieBeckner said...

This is amazing! Yummy, yummy - huge dinner party hit - Thanks Piyusha!