Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tex-Mex Lasagna

I love to cook some comfort food during the Winter months.  And I love anything Italian!


This is a lasagna I made a few times that is very filling and delicious.


Tex-Mex Lasagna
From Light and Tasty

1 lb lean ground beef

1 (16 ounce) can refried black beans
1 cup black beans, rinsed and rained
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (1 ounce) envelope taco seasoning
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce, divided
2 1/2 cups salsa
12 no-boil lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend (used low-fat mozzarella)
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1 cup nonfat sour cream (didn't add)
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed (didn't add)
4 green onions, thinly sliced  (didn't add)

  • 1 In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.

  • 2 Stir in the beans, corn, jalapeno, taco seasoning and 3/4 cup tomato sauce.

  • 3 Combine salsa and remaining tomato sauce.

  • 4 Spread 1/4 cup into 13x9 inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Layer with four noodles, half of the meat sauce, 1 cup salsa mixture, 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining noodles, salsa mixture and cheeses.

  • 5 Cover and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with sour cream, avocado and onions.

  • lasagna



    Sara said...

    Oh, yum- thanks for posting the recipe! This is one my girls might actually eat!!

    Leilani said...

    Me too, I love Italian food. Give me pasta anyday... I will be in Heaven on Earth..
    Can you believe I only tried lasagne for the first time like a month ago? I had been missing out! So tasty, will try this recipe one day! Thanks!

    Nancy said...

    That is one I'm making for sure!! But, I MUST add the avacados!!! You know, you aught to put all your delicious recipes in a book. They've all been beyong delicious!

    cari said...

    Another food that you have made that looks so good! Your pictures are making me hungry!

    Kelli said...


    Samantha said...

    That looks delicious! And your pictures are marvelous!

    HLIP said...

    That looks so good. Lasagne is one of my all time favorite foods & I agree that it is 'comfort' food.

    Next time I make it I'll try this recipe. Thanks.

    pakosta said...

    looks delicious and picture perfect!
    I make a stove top one that takes about 25 minutes start to finish! can't beat that on a busy night, BUT this one looks way prettier and I bet is way better YUM!

    Maria said...

    I will be using this recipe! Looks and sounds delicious

    Angela2932 said...

    Probably not a traditional Italian recipe, but it sure looks tasty!

    joscelyne cutchens said...

    mmmm, that looks so yummy!

    Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

    I love Italian food especially lasagna. I have to make a note to myself never open Celines blog late at night when I will have cravings for all the baking and good food she makes. Open blog early morning. Okay thanks.

    Margaret said...

    That looks so delicious. I seriously think I can smell it from here! Great shots.

    Alison Shuman - Austin Real Estate Appraisal said...

    Now THAT looks like comfort food!

    I like how your photos have a bit of a vintage kitchen feel to them.

    Stephanie said...

    Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!