Confession: I’ve been keeping my recipe for Mexican Lasagna to myself for almost 3 years, because I didn’t think it was “pretty” enough to present to the masses. But after much thought and debating with my husband, I’ve decided to give you this cheesy, heart warming goodness. Because let’s face it, being the only one who is in on the secret is never fun. So, brace yourself as I show you how to make the Best Mexican Lasagna for another delicious weeknight recipe, that will leave you and your family beyond satisfied.
The most efficient way to layer Mexican Lasagna
I know it seems like a no-brainer, but after so much trial and error on my behalf, I think it’s worth mentioning. When you’re making this Mexican Lasagna, it is imperative that you layer in this order:
- Start with a layer of flour tortillas.
- Mix the refried beans and cream cheese FIRST, then layer.
- Add a generous amount of shredded cheese to each layer.
- Don’t be afraid to add too much red enchilada sauce. Don’t forget to mix with with taco seasoning first. If you forget this step, the red enchilada sauce will be too bitter. Trust me with this!
- Finish each layer with green chilis. IMO, the more the better.
2lbs Lean Ground Beef
30oz Refried Beans
8oz Cream Cheese
6tbs Taco Seasoning
20 Flour Tortillas
28oz Red Enchilada Sauce
18oz Green Chilis
6-8c Shredded Cheese (Pepper Jack or Mexican Blend)
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, over medium heat, begin to cook ground beef.
Mix 4 tbs of taco seasoning into ground beef.
When your meat has completely browned, take off of heat and drain excess oil.
Mix remaining taco seasoning into red enchilada sauce, sit to the side.
In a medium size mixing bowl, mix refried beans and cream cheese, sit to the side.
Cut flour tortillas in half.
In a large baking dish, begin to layer ingredients.
Cover the bottom of your baking dish completely with flour tortillas.
Next, add a layer of refried beans with cream cheese mixture.
Next, add a generous layer of shredded cheese.
Next, add a layer of red enchilada sauce and green chilis.
Continue layering in this order until you reach the top of the baking dish, or you’ve run out of ingredients.
Place baking dish in the oven, uncovered.
Bake for 25-35 minutes. Cheese should be bubbling at the top and the lasagna should be nice and hot all the way through.