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Monday, February 15, 2010

Mexican Lasagna

Normally, I don't watch Rachel Ray, mostly because I think she is annoying. Every once in a while, when I am flipping channels... if she is on and whatever she is cooking looks super delicious, I watch. As far as recipe's go... I am a Paula Dean fan, but this particular recipe is from Rachel Ray. It is one of her 30 minute meals... and I have made it a few times. I love it. Here is the recipe if you want to give it a try.


  • 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.

P.S. I used regular tortillas and I didn't put scallions in. Still tastes great.


Tessa and Adam said...

Yum! I used to watch Rachael Ray, but then she became annoying to me too. I think she might be trying too hard. I will have to try this recipe.

Ps. I need desperate help with the captions on my pictures. They never end up in the right place! How do I do it right? Thanks Trace.

jamie hixon said...

Looks yummy! I should try it.

THE LIZARD'S said...

hm.. i might try this if I have enough ingredients right now.