Monday, May 11, 2009

Recipe Swap Monday...mmm, mmm, good!

You all know I love my food! I love finding new recipes to try out...which is why, each week, I look forward to Recipe Swap Monday at Our Chaotic Life.

I got the idea for this from Allrecipes (they have several versions), but I tweeked it, changed it up a bit...so I'm calling it mine!!

Mexican Lasagna

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef (I use extra lean)
2 cans refried beans
1 packet taco seasoning mix (we like the "hot"!)
shredded cheddar cheese, or blend - to taste
4 flour tortillas
2-3 chopped green onions
1 can diced tomatoes, OR diced tomatoes w/ green chiles, OR 1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes OR 1 cup salsa! (can you tell I like to mess around with recipes and try different things?)

Directions:
1 - brown hamburger, drain if needed.
2 - stir taco seasoning and refried beans into hamburger, mix well
3 - in 9x13 baking dish layer 2 tortillas, trimming to fit, half of beef/bean mixture, and top with shredded cheese.
4 - Repeat.
5 - top with chopped green onions and your tomatoes or salsa. The first time I made this I used diced tomatoes w/ green chiles - yum! Last night I used plain diced tomatoes from a can. Good, but not AS good. Next time I will definitely use the salsa.

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, until heated through and cheese is bubbly.

I also (in my dream world where I'm not fat) would top this with sour cream before serving!


I even have a picture this time!

21 comments:

kimert said...

Fat free and calorie free, right!?!? LOL this looks yummy!

Jan said...

Areeba Areeba....

That looks fantastic. Yum.

Unknown said...

Yummy we love Mexican food too! I will have to try this for sure thanks for sharing!

Stacy Uncorked said...

That sounds delicious! We love Mexican food, too - this is definitely going to be tried out over here! :)

Jenny said...

Yum! I'll have to try it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oooohhhh....that looks delicious!

I love allrecipes.com. They've helped me out in a jam before. :)

Unknown said...

Sounds yummy! Everyone has such great recipe today. TFS and Playing along.

Koko said...

I'm glad they have that site for allrecipes...someone else shared a site with me today that I will leave on here for Cafe Rio immitation...hope that's okay:
http://www.recipezaar.com/Cafe-Rio-Chicken-222868

shortmama said...

Yummy!!!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Ah! Life is too short to leave off the sour cream. (At least use the low-fat version...)
:)
Looks good!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

That looks divine! Thanks for the recipe!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That looks so good. YUM! I have made Mexican Lasagna before, but it was a different recipe. I am going to try yours out. Thanks!

XOXO
jen

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Dang that sounds and looks good! You are a girl that cooks like I do! I am a cooking tweaker!

Sassytimes said...

Wow! That looks good!!!

Sugarplum Creations Blog said...

Oh yummy yum yum, that looks delicious! :)

Amy said...

I am going to have to make this when I visit my Mom at the end of this month.

Unknown said...

I have seen a few recipes for Mexican Lasagna and always thought I should try them, but never have... I really should try this. Maybe it'll be our dinner tonight. Yours looks very tasty!

Unknown said...

YUM! I love anything mexican, gonna have to give this a shot!

Patrick and McCall said...

This look so good I will have to try it out!!

kado! said...

looks yummy...and yes I too would dump a big scoop of sour cream on top!

Joy For Your Journey said...

Okay, as soon as I am off my diet, I am going to make this! It looks so yummy!