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Cheesy Mexican Lasagna

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Taco seasoned ground beef between cheesy layers of lasagna, tomatoes, black beans and corn topped with black olives, jalapeño and sour cream.

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the perfect recipe for your fiesta!

My family absolutely loves Mexican cuisine and comfort foods, especially large, oven-baked dishes, like Doritos Casserole or Mexican Corn Casserole. With this simple recipe, you get both and it feeds us all week long.

what you’ll need

ingredients for Mexican lasagna recipe, including corn, diced tomatoes, cilantro, ground beef, lasagna noodles, taco seasoning and black beans
just a few simple ingredients for the best Mexican lasagna

For this Mexican Lasagna Recipe, I recommend the following ingredients to get started:

  • ground beef– 90% lean or more is recommended (less fat and moisture in the pan)
  • taco seasoning– use your favorite brand or make your own taco seasoning blend
  • cheddar cheese– shredded, Mexican blend
  • yellow corn– canned, drained
  • black beans– canned, drained
  • diced tomatoes and chiles– drained
  • garnishes– chopped cilantro, avocado, sour cream, jalapeño, olives (optional, to taste)
plate with a slice of Mexican lasagna with jalapeño, tomatoes, sour cream, olives and cilantro garnish
jalapeño, olives, and cilantro make delicious garnishes

instructions

Follow these easy instructions to prep and bake Mexican lasagna.

Step 1: prep

To begin, cook your pasta (if required) according to package instructions.

Step 2: layer and bake

tips

Mexican lasagna casserole with lasagna noodles, cheese, tomatoes, jalapeño and cilantro on top

FAQs

leftovers

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a covered container
  • Freeze individual pieces wrapped in plastic wrap, then placed in zippered bags for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then reheat in the microwave.

recipe substitutions

  • shredded chicken may be used instead of hamburger
  • pinto beans or refried beans can be substituted in place of black beans
  • corn may be subbed for garbanzo beans or peppers
cheesy Mexican lasagna with ground beef, corn, black beans

what to serve with Mexican lasagna

The best sides for Mexican Lasagna include:

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Easy Mexican Lasagna

Taco seasoned ground beef between cheesy layers of lasagna, tomatoes, black beans and corn topped with black olives, jalapeño and sour cream.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 667kcal
Author: Amber

Equipment

  • baking dish 9×13

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef lean
  • 2 pkg taco seasoning
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese Mexican blend, shredded
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 15 oz black beans 1 can, drained
  • 15 oz yellow corn 1 can, drained
  • 4 cups diced tomatoes and green chiles 4 cans, drained

Toppings (optional)

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 jalapeño
  • fresh tomatoes
  • 1 can black olives diced, drained
  • 3 tbsp cilantro chopped

Instructions

Prep

  • open and drain all canned vegetables, including corn, black beans, and tomatoes and chiles
  • over medium heat, brown and sauté ground beef with onion. Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to box directions.
  • add corn and taco seasoning packets

Assembly

  • in a 9×13 baking dish, add half of ground beef mixture
  • top with tomatoes and chiles, then 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  • add lasagna noodles and repeat layering process
  • top with cheese and bake, covered, at 390°F for 26 minutes.
  • Finish last 5-10 minutes uncovered. Remove when cheese is fully melted and light golden brown.

Notes

leftovers
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a covered container
freezing/meal prep
Freeze individual pieces wrapped in plastic wrap, then placed in zippered bags for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge, then reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1225mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 5mg

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