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Mexican Lasagna with Black Beans and Corn

Mexican Lasagna with Black Beans and Corn

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19 review(s) averaging 3.9. 89% would make again

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We love this recipe. It is originally from a 'Desperation Dinners' recipe, but I have changed it to suit my family's taste for more seasoned fare. I also added the ground beef. This is super simple and makes up quickly.

"Just made this on Tuesday, loved it! I did change up the recipe a little bit, I used preseasoned ground turkey and lowfat cheese and sour cream. I also spiced it up by using "Mexican style" tomato sauce (El Patio Brand). That gave it a nice kick. The dish was very dense and filling and my husband and I have been able to get three large dinners out of it. "

- Sipm

Ingredients

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1 pound Ground beef; browned
1 medium Onion; chopped
2 cloves Garlic; minced
12 Corn tortillas
1.5 cups frozen corn kernels
2 15-oz cans black beans
1 can diced tomatoes with mild green
3 8-oz cans tomato sauce
2 tablespoon chili powder; crushed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 large egg
16 ounces regular sour cream
3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese; divided use
5 green onion
1 can sliced black olives; (optional)

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F; Spray a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with cooking oil spray; Set aside.

2. Stack the tortillas on a cutting board, and slice through them lengthwise into 3 strips each (The strips will not be uniform because of their circular shape; This is OK) Set aside.

3. Pour the corn and black beans into a colander, and rinse with warm tap water to begin defrosting the corn and rinse the beans; Set aside to drain.

4. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet, when it has just lost its pink color, add the onion, chili powder, and cumin to the skillet and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.

5. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds til one minute stirring constantly.

6. Add the tomatoes and their juice, the tomato sauce, and sugar; cook until warmed through. Spoon enough sauce into the bottom of the dish to cover it; Cover the sauce with a layer of corn tortillas (it's fine if they overlap somewhat).

7. Break the egg into a medium-size mixing bowl, and beat with a whisk or fork until foamy; Add the sour cream and 2 cups of the cheese; Stir to mix well; Spoon half of the sour cream mixture evenly over the tortilla layer and spread it out with the back of a spoon; Spoon a thin layer of meat and sauce over the cheese mixture; Scatter half of the corn and black beans over meat mixture.

8 . Place another layer of tortillas; Top with the remaining sour cream mixture, the remaining black beans and corn, and half of the remaining meat mixture; Place the remaining tortilla strips over the dish; Pour the remaining meat sauce mixture over the tortillas, and spread it evenly with the back of a spoon to moisten all of the tortilla strips.

9. Cover the dish with foil, and bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

10. While the dish bakes, rinse and trim the green onions; Slice the green onions thinly; Set aside.

11. If using the black olives, drain them well, and set aside.

12. After baking lasagna, scatter the green onions and olives, if using, evenly over the dish; Return the dish to the oven, uncovered, for 5 more minutes.

13. Remove the dish from the oven, and scatter the remaining cup of Mexican cheese evenly over the dish.

14. Return the dish, uncovered, to the oven, and bake until the cheese melts, about 3 minutes.

15. Remove the lasagna from the oven, and let it stand 10 minutes; Slice into squares and serve.

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"Personally, I prefer making it this way  I turned up the heat on traditional lasagna using a little of my favorite chili sauce and pimenton (Spanish paprika)." Firebyrd Firebyrd

"I recommend pairing it (i.e., SIMULTANEOUSLY) with this recipe  A quick & easy version of the well-known side dish. If you have one of those rice cookers with a 'mixed' setting, I reccommend using it for best quality." Firebyrd Firebyrd

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"I recommend pairing it (i.e., SIMULTANEOUSLY) with this recipe  This recipe is inspired by Diana Kennedy's recipe. It goes well with just about everything!" Firebyrd Firebyrd

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"If you like it, you might also try this  This is a household favorite as a quick & easy dinner; my roommate requests it just about every week! We both love burritos that have beans, rice, chicken, and cheese. But his favorite way is to have them 'enchilada style' -- smothered in enchilada sauce & plenty of melty cheese -- I can’t say that I blame him!" Firebyrd Firebyrd

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Delicious! My family loved it. Will definitely make again. Thanks!
aneff2 10 months ago
really good dish, the family loved it!!
Lendrovsky 1 year ago
Rdubz27 1 year ago
My family loved this recipe. Instead of ground beef, I used chorizo and used only half the chili powder and cumin.
Kbellharris 1 year ago
Just made this on Tuesday, loved it! I did change up the recipe a little bit, I used preseasoned ground turkey and lowfat cheese and sour cream. I also spiced it up by using 'Mexican style' tomato sauce (El Patio Brand). That gave it a nice kick. The dish was very dense and filling and my husband and I have been able to get three large dinners out of it.
Sipm 2 years ago
Good- effort vs results landed it a 3
Czwhiz 2 years ago
Marybeth1973 2 years ago
Wwee
benjamingoldstein 2 years ago
Absolutely fantastic with great flavor. Everyone wanted the recipe!
Lniemier 2 years ago
This was a hit. I agree with the comment about adding some corn/tortilla chips to give it a little crunch.
TheAudiophilesWife 2 years ago
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