Mexican Lasagna

You know those nights when the kids want tacos, but you want lasagna? Make Mexican lasagna, and problem solved! 

Mexican Lasagna
This Mexican lasagna recipe is just as easy as a traditional lasagna recipe!

Mexican Lasagna Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, cheddar or Mexican blend 
  • 1 pound lean ground beef 
  • 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas 
  • 1 small (½ cup) onion, diced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup (from 15 oz can) Southwest corn, drained well or frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or 1 packet store bought 
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 2 (10 oz) cans of Rotel diced of tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
Mexican Lasagna
You can omit the meat to make vegetarian Mexican lasagna.

Mexican Lasagna Toppings

Use all of your favorite taco toppings to dress up your yummy Mexican Lasagna. The sky is the limit! 

  • Salsa
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Sour cream 
  • Guacamole 
  • Cilantro 
  • Green onions 
  • Avocado
Mexican Lasagna
It’s so easy to make Mexican lasagna with tortillas. How brilliant!

How To Make Mexican Lasagna 

First, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Next, spray 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Mexican Lasagna
If you aren’t a fan of ground beef, you can use ground turkey, or even a vegan meat substitute for your Mexican lasagna.

Heat olive oil in large skillet and cook ground beef until almost done.

Then, add onion and cook until beef is no longer pink.

Mexican Lasagna
I always recommend starting out light with the garlic. It’s much easier to add more than it is to take it away!

Next, add garlic and cook 30-60 seconds longer.

Mexican Lasagna
Adjust the amount of taco seasoning that you use, based on preference.

Stir in taco seasoning until well combined.

Mexican Lasagna
How beautiful are all those colors?! You can also add chopped bell peppers to your Mexican lasagna, and add to the rainbow!

Then, add tomatoes, corn and black beans and stir until well combined.

Bring mixture to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until all flavors are combined.

Mexican Lasagna
If you loved playing Tetris as a kid, you will be good at fitting the tortillas into the pan to form the layers of your Mexican lasagna!

Next, layer tortillas on bottom of baking dish, overlapping slightly and cutting to fit if necessary.

Mexican Lasagna
If you don’t like refried beans, you can try using sour cream and salsa, instead!

Spread a layer of refried beans on top of tortillas.

Mexican Lasagna
Cheese is the BEST part of lasagna–whether it is Mexican or Italian!

Then, add ¼ of the cheese over beans.

Mexican Lasagna
Mexican lasagna is such a good source of protein with the meat and beans!

Top with 1/3 of meat mixture.

Mexican Lasagna
If your kids are learning about patterns in school, this Mexican lasagna recipe is the perfect way to practice!

Next, repeat layers, ending with a layer of tortillas.

Top with remaining cheese.

Then, bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Mexican Lasagna
This Mexican lasagna recipe can easily be made gluten free!

Is Mexican Lasagna Gluten Free? 

Much like traditional lasagna, the key ingredient you need to worry about in making gluten free Mexican lasagna is the “noodles”. Mission gluten free tortillas are SO yummy. The texture is perfect, you will never miss the gluten! 

As always, double check that all packaged ingredients are gluten free. 

Mexican Lasagna
With a few substitutions, you can make vegan Mexican lasagna.

Vegan Mexican Lasagna

So many Mexican dishes are vegan friendly, due to the high bean and veggie content! This Mexican lasagna recipe is no different, and easily made into a vegan dish.

Make sure that you are using vegan tortillas, to start with. 

There are plenty of vegan shredded cheese brands, like “Daiya” and “Follow Your Heart”. You can also opt to just skip the cheese. 

Tofutti sour cream is amazeballs, and tastes just like the real deal! 

As far as meat goes, you can skip it and add more veggies, or try a vegan alternative, like Gardein the ultimate beefless ground (this is also gluten free). It is SO good! 

Mexican Lasagna
Switch it up and make Mexican breakfast lasagna with eggs, sausage, salsa, cheese, and veggies!

Mexican Breakfast Lasagna

Take this dish to breakfast!

Just mix scrambled eggs, sausage, and all of your favorite taco veggies as the “meat mixture”, and use salsa instead of refried beans.

Yield: Serves 8

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna is a fun spin on two classics, and a fun way to switch things up on Taco Tuesday!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes 15 seconds
Total Time 40 minutes 15 seconds

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small (½ cup) onion, diced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning or 1 packet store bought
  • 2 (10 oz) cans of Rotel diced of tomatoes and green chilies
  • ½ cup (from 15 oz can) Southwest corn, drained well or frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 12 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, cheddar or Mexican blend
  • Toppings:
  • Salsa
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Avocado

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. Spray 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
    3. Heat olive oil in large skillet and cook ground beef until almost done.
    4. Add onion and cook until beef is no longer pink.
    5. Add garlic and cook 30-60 seconds longer.
    6. Stir in taco seasoning until well combined.
    7. Add tomatoes, corn and black beans and stir until well combined.
    8. Bring mixture to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until all flavors are combined.
    9. Layer tortillas on bottom of baking dish, overlapping slightly and cutting to fit if necessary.
    10. Spread a layer of refried beans on top of tortillas.
    11. Add ¼ of the cheese over beans.
    12. Then top with ⅓ of meat mixture.
    13. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of tortillas.
    14. Top with remaining cheese.
    15. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
    16. Serve with your favorite toppings.
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