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 the crazy lady said...

Areeba Areeba....

That looks fantastic. Yum.

Carrie said...

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

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) 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. :)

Anissa said...

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

Grammy Kim 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 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!

jenjen 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!!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations 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.

Michaela 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!

Michelle 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!!

Cadance 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!