Taco Casserole (Mexican Lasagna)

Recipe by Random Rachel
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and saute for a few minutes until soft. Add ground beef and brown. Drain fat and return skillet to heat, add taco seasoning 1/4 cup salsa (you can use more salsa if you like.).
  • While the beef is cooking, prepare the other ingredients: Preheat the oven to 350*F; Grease your 9"x13" glass baking dish; cut the corn tortillas in half; and open all the canned beans.
  • After the beef is done, layer the corn tortilla halves around your baking dish. I put two on each long side, one on each short side, and three in the center - it is ok if there are a few gaps. Spread the ground beef over top of the tortillas.
  • Make another layer of tortilla halves, followed by the remaining salsa. (If you want to omit most of the tomatoes you could substitute 2 sauted onions and 1/2 cup salsa on this layer.).
  • Add another layer of tortillas halves, and then a layer of black beans. I drained the beans but left a little liquid. If you want a finer layer you can pulse them in your food processor.
  • Add another layer of tortilla halves, followed by the cooking creme (see the description for a substitution.) Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of cheese over the cooking creme.
  • Add a final layer of tortilla halves. Spread the refried beans over the top of the dish, and coat with remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 350*F for 25-30 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Allow the dish to set for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with a large dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with diced tomato and sliced olives.
  • I serve this as a meal by itself - you could certainly add rice, corn, or chips as a side dish if desired.
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