Mexican Lasagna

So, my Monday never got any better…..it got way worse! Nothing serious just not great things all day. Enough about that, though, today will be a GREAAATTT day!! No reason other than, I think a positive attitude is always the best way to go. ;)

Well, there was one wonderful thing about yesterday…..DINNER! This Mexican Lasagna is seriously knock your socks off awesome and I was thinking, it would be perfect for Superbowl Sunday. It makes a ton and also tastes fantastic with tortilla chips dipped in it.

Actually, one other thing made my Monday a little more tolerable…..mindless TV….Bachelor. Blogging and Bachelor go hand-in-hand, if you ask me. ;)

Back to more important things, like this recipe…..It’s also really adaptable to adding in your favorite Mexicaney {yes, that is a word} ingredients. If you’re watching your calories, you can totally omit sprinkling shredded cheese over the top, but whatever you do, don’t leave out the cottage cheese- it makes it.

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Mexican Lasagna

Recipe Type: dinner, main, entree, dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl, adapted from Mexican Lasagna on kraftrecipes.com
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Serves: 6-8
Tons of flavor with a Mexican flair!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. lean ground meat (use your favorite, I used lean beef)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2.5 cups salsa (use your favorite, the spiciness of this dish will depend on how spicy your salsa is)
  • 1 cup frozen or canned (drained) corn (don’t worry about thawing, if using frozen)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tsp.chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 6 small corn tortillas (give or take, I ripped mine to make them fit)
  • 1 container (16 oz.) fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional) (I used Trader Joe’s lite 3 cheese blend)
  • 1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and prepare a 13×9 inch baking dish with natural cooking spray.
  2. Lightly brown meat in a large skillet on med-high heat, add in the chopped onion and green pepper to cook in with meat, stirring occasionally. Drain meat, if necessary and return back to skillet.
  3. Add in salsa, corn, and seasonings; mix well.
  4. On the bottom of the baking dish; first layer about 3 corn tortillas, then half of the meat mixture, and then half of the cottage cheese. Continue process a second time and then sprinkle the top with olives and cheese (if using).
  5. Bake at 375 F for 30 mins.

 

This recipe is one that can easily be changed up to suit your own taste. For example, if you don’t like onions, leave them out….if you love mushrooms add a cup in. Be aware of what salsa you’re using because it will pretty much control the spiciness. I used this kind from Costco and it was fabulous.

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Something to think about…..

What’s your favorite type of lasagna? Ever had a Mexican lasagna?

Planning any foods for Superbowl? Will you watch?

Did you watch Bachelor last night?

Do you watch anything while blogging? I don’t really have to concentrate on the Bachelor, so I can multitask. ;)

See you back here tomorrow for What I Ate Wednesday, of course!!

 

Comments

  1. I can watch anything while blogging or browsing instagram, Facebook, twitter… It really bothers my husband haha. I don’t watch much tv so I am usually more interested in the social media than the tv show. That lasagna looks yummy. It’s a really creative recipe :)
    Kristen@Change of Pace Mexican MeatloafMy Profile

  2. This looks great! Such a different meal. I love it. Sorry yesterday was a not so good day! I hope that today will be awesome!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness Dinner Tonight: 3 Different WaysMy Profile

  3. This lasagna looks awesome. I generally tend to go for vegetarian vegetable lasagna, but something like this would add a new twist to the idea. I would love to try making a vegetarian version!

    I am glad to hear that you are smart (like me) and incorporate Bachelor watching into blogging ;). I loved Sean on Emily’s season, so I think this year is going to be a good one! :)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese: The Best Homemade Grilled Cheese!My Profile

  4. Mexican Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food to me (well, right up there next to mac ‘n’ cheese). I love it!
    Haley @ The Saucy Apple How Do You Track Your Fitness Progress?My Profile

  5. Anything mexican is a winner in our house! We love it. I stick with flour tortillas, as I’ve never liked corn. Or, I’ve sliced zucchini into long flat “noodles” as well, and that works nicely (and saves a few calories if you’re like me, and want to have a few tortilla chips with salsa). :)
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance Honey Balsamic TurnipsMy Profile

  6. my go-to blogging show is sister wives – i don’t know why, but i’m so addicted! i even re-watch episodes on netflix lol… the superbowl, hmmm :/ my steelers were straight-up EMBARRASSING this season, so i’ve been a lil bitter ever since they fell out lol but i’m sure i’ll end up watching… even if it’s just to get excited for next year ;)
    Jessica @ Prayers and Apples Back By Popular Demand: Why Did Women Suddenly Stop Fainting?My Profile

  7. :shock: Combining Mexican and Italian? My two favorite cuisines?! Squee! This sounds absolutely amazing… salsa, cheese, guac, and chips? I’m sold. I’m also easily distracted, so aside from listening to music, I can’t really watch TV or carry a conversation when I’m trying to blog… I just lose my train of thought too easily!
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . one thing i failed to mention… .My Profile

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