Mexican Taco Lasagna combines the zest and flavors of traditional tacos with the hearty comfort of lasagna, creating a unique and delightful dish perfect for family dinners or gatherings. This recipe begins with a base of soft tortillas, layered with a rich and spicy mixture of ground beef seasoned with taco spices, Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with chiles, and Nacho Cheese Soup for an extra creamy touch.
The lasagna is then assembled in layers, with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese adding a luscious and tangy twist. Once baked to perfection, revealing a hot and melty interior, it’s garnished with fresh cilantro, guacamole, and additional sour cream to taste. This fusion dish promises to be a crowd-pleaser, offering a twist on classic flavors that will leave everyone asking for seconds.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with chiles, drained
- 1 can Nacho Cheese Soup
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 12 8-inch soft tortillas
- Guacamole, cilantro, extra sour cream for topping (optional)
- Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Prepare a 9×9 inch baking dish by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
- Cook the Beef: Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the ground beef. Cook the beef, crumbling it with a spatula, until it’s fully cooked. Once done, drain any excess grease from the skillet.
- Add Seasoning: To the cooked beef, add the taco seasoning along with 1/4 cup of water. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes, allowing the beef to absorb the flavors of the taco seasoning.
- Prepare the Filling: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with chiles, Nacho Cheese Soup, and 1/4 cup of sour cream. Mix these ingredients well, then stir in the cooked and seasoned ground beef.
- Layer the Lasagna: Begin assembling the lasagna in your prepared baking dish. Place 3 soft tortillas at the bottom of the dish. Over the tortillas, spread 1/3 of the meat and sauce mixture. Repeat this process, layering tortillas and the meat mixture, until you finish with a final layer of tortillas on top.
- Add Cheese: Once your layers are complete, sprinkle the top layer of tortillas with the grated cheddar cheese.
- Bake: Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes. The lasagna is ready when it’s hot throughout and the cheese on top has melted and turned slightly golden.
- Serve: Let the lasagna cool for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven. Then, serve it hot, garnished with chopped cilantro, a dollop of guacamole, and extra sour cream on top if desired.
Enjoy your Mexican Taco Lasagna! It’s a wonderful dish that combines the spicy, savory flavors of tacos with the comforting, cheesy goodness of a classic lasagna.