Monday, June 8, 2015

Mexican Lasagna! My way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was out and about most of the day so I put this  meal  together very quickly. All in all it was prepared and ready to serve in about 1 hour or a little more. I had bought the beef and veggies when I went to the grocery store the other day and had sour cream I wanted to use before it expired and for some unknown reason I bought the tortilla's just in case so this is my own concoction (there's a word I haven't used in forever lol) and it is definitely a meal I would make again.  Please enjoy and I am happy to say Happy Cooking :).

1 lb. ground beef
2 T canola oil
1 small leek, sliced thin (you can use a small sweet onion)
1/2  of a green pepper,diced or 1 can chillies drained
2 T. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. red pepper (optional if you like spicy)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 +can water( thin with a little more water if needed)
1 lb. light sour cream 
1 cup baby spinach(rinsed and patted dry)
1 to 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
lettuce (shredded or sliced thin)
1 tomato seeded, cut in small pieces
oil and vinegar or salad dressing of choice
Approx. 6 to 8 Tortilla cut in 3 

p.s. If you want to save some time you can probably use 1 pkg. of taco seasoning instead of the seasonings I have posted.  Just sayin :)

In a medium size deep pan on medium heat saute meat in canola oil.  Add onion and diced pepper. Cook until meat browns and pepper and onion are slightly tender.  Add chili powder, cumin, red pepper, garlic powder  and paprika.  Stir until all meat is coated with seasonings.  Add soup and 1 + can water. Cook until mixture starts to thicken slightly.(You want mixture to be thin enough so you will be able to have enough to layer sauce with tortilla's.

In a medium size baking dish(13x9) place some of above meat mixture .  Layer 1 tortilla (cut in three strips). Use more if pan is larger.

Place several dollops of sour cream and repeat tortilla, meat mixture, spinach, sour cream, tortilla, meat mixture, spinach, sour cream etc. until you end with the with the meat mixture. Top with sharp cheddar cheese and bake 350 degrees covered for approximate 20 minutes, remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes.  Allow to set for 5 minutes (if possible) and cut in squares. 

Top with sliced and chopped lettuce and tomato with a splash of vinaigrette dressing if desired. 


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