Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

A Tex-Mex kind of lasagna. I had this at a "100 Chefs for UNCF" banquet a few years back. (UNCF = United Negro College Fund) The chef, Jerry Richard was kind enough to share his recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mash beans slightly.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, salsa, chili powder and cumin.
  5. Mix well.
  6. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, garlic powder and egg; blend well.
  7. Spread 1 cup of tomato mixture over bottom of spray-coated baking dish.
  8. Top with half of noodles, overlapping slightly.
  9. Top with half of remaining tomato mixture.
  10. Spoon ricotta mixture over top, spread carefully.
  11. Top with half of cheese, then with remaining noodles, tomato mixture and cheese.
  12. Cover tightly with spray coated foil.
  13. Bake at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  14. Uncover, let stand 15 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

This is really a wonderful lasagna! I had a 30-oz can of black beans so I used the whole thing....I loved the "meaty" texture from the semi mashed beans. For the cheese, I used half cheddar and half mozzarella. This has a great tex-mex flavor without being too spicy for kids. I will definitley make this again. Thanx!

*Parsley* March 02, 2007

I made this for a party and everyone loved it. It almost reminds me of chili. I doubled the recipe, used red peppers (preference) and 3 diced jalepenos along with a good dose of cayenne. I also used mozzerella and some shaved pepperjack. Really great with the added heat, I don't know that I would have enjoyed this as much without it. Definately a keeper!

Nancygirl April 26, 2010

This was excellent. I always much around with recipes, rarely follow one exactly, so here are the modifications I made: used 2 cups of medium salsa (thick and chunky as you wrote), and cut back on the crushed tomatoes; used more cheese because I didn't measure and I have a heavy hand with cheese - used reduced fat sharp cheddar and part skim ricotta. My husband and I like leftovers, and this got better each day. Made it twice within a short time period because we liked it so much. Thank you!

FanciMcG August 17, 2008

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