January Recipe From Chef: Mexican Lasagna!

January 29, 2014 at 2:39 pm (Willow Writers) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Mexican Lasagna
This is a great recipe for a Super Bowl party!
Makes 6 servings

 Ingredients
1 lb. ground beef
1 large Spanish onion, small diced
1 large green pepper, small diced
2 poblano peppers
1 package taco seasoning mix
3 cups ricotta cheese
1 egg
4 TBSP. cumin
1 TBSP. chili powder
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 8 oz. package taco blend cheese
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 bunch cilantro
1 jar taco sauce
1 box lasagna noodles
Sour cream
Shredded lettuce
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1 9×9, 4 inch deep pan

Procedure
Cook Lasagna noodles al dente.

Cook ground beef, chopping as you cook. Once done, drain and press out all grease. Following taco seasoning directions, add to cooked ground beef.

Sweat onion and reserve. Sweat green pepper and reserve.

Chop cilantro.

Add half of the onions, egg, and garlic to the ricotta cheese, along with the cumin and chili powder. Mix well.

Coat bottom of the casserole dish with taco sauce. Put down a layer of lasagna noodles.

Spread noodles with ricotta cheese mixture, then top cheese with sautéed onions, 1/3 can black beans, peppers, diced tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef and taco cheese blend.

Repeat process.

Top with lasagna noodles. Coat noodles with taco sauce. Sprinkle with poblano peppers.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and top with taco blend cheese, then return to oven and bake until cheese is melted.

Remove from oven and top with fresh diced tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, and shredded lettuce.

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