With Cinco De Mayo just around the corner, I decided to make some Mexican food.
Me making Mexican food.
You should know by now how much I love Mexican food.
I have never made Mexican lasagna before, but have heard of it.
It sounded interesting.
Layers of tortilla shells, meat and cheese baked until bubbly
and then topped with lettuce, tomato and onions.
The perfect way to spend May 5th !
1 lb. hamburger
1 green pepper, diced
½ cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, diced (or ¼ tsp garlic powder)
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 cup salsa
1 tsp cumin powder (I used a half packet of taco seasoning)
½ tsp salt (I did not use)
8-10 small tortillas
2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican mix)
Preheat oven to 350. Cook hamburger with green pepper, onion and garlic; drain. Add refried beans, tomato sauce, salsa, cumin and salt; simmer 15 minutes. Spoon small amount of meat mixture into 9x9 pan and spread to coat bottom of pan. Top with 4-5 tortillas or however many tortillas it takes to make a 1 layer covering over the meat. Top with half of meat mixture; sprinkle with one cup of cheese. Cover with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Remove foil; top with remaining cheese and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve with lettuce, tomato, cilantro, green onion, and/or sour cream.