Mexican Lasagna

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast, available in the packaged meats case
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup medium heat taco sauce or 1 (14-oz) can stewed or fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • Salt
  • 8 (8 inch) spinach flour tortillas, available on dairy aisle of market
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar or shredded pepper jack
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil - twice around the pan. Add chicken and season with chili powder, cumin, and red onion. Brown the meat, 5 minutes. Add taco sauce or stewed or fire roasted tomatoes. Add black beans and corn. Heat the mixture through, 2 to 3 minutes then season with salt, to your taste.

Coat a shallow baking dish with remaining extra-virgin olive oil, about 1 tablespoon oil. Cut the tortillas in half or quarters to make them easy to layer with. Build lasagna in layers of meat and beans, then tortillas, then cheese. Repeat: meat, tortilla, cheese again. Bake lasagna 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. Top with the scallions and serve.

Results: This recipe is an oldie but goodie.  I've made it in various forms multiple times over the years.  This time I sauteed bites of boneless skinless chicken breast (didn't love the chicken).  I also used mozzarella and topped it with chopped cilantro.  I also subbed regular tortillas.  I shocked myself for actually being in a place where I would've liked this recipe better without meat.  It was still super yummy!


Naima said...

I remember printing this recipe out forever ago. I must have lost it, because I never quite got around to making it. It's time for me to try it for real this time!

K. Rock said...

I think I made something like this before. I like Mexican flavors so this was right up my alley.

Jameil said...

Nai... you should! Let me know how it goes!

K... mmmmm! Love it!