Mexican Lasagna

The other day I received an email from Shaun’s older sister Keri telling me about a fabulous recipe that she likes to make.

Mexican Lasagna!

Mexican Lasagna

After checking out the ingredients I knew that this was going to be a go to dish for us.  The first time I made the recipe I attempted to substitute the tortillas with lasagna noodles and lets just say that it didn’t go how I imagined it.  Needless to say, Shaun and I had this dish twice in one week just so I could stick with the version Keri gave me.  The tortillas worked out much better than the lasagna noodles.  I added a bottom layer of tortillas just so it would hold up better but they tend to be a little soggy but not too bad.

Keri found the original recipe from Rachel Ray but decided to make some changes of her own.  I basically kept her recipe but cut it in half in some areas.  Let me be the first to tell you that it’s not EASY photographing lasagna with lose meat.  Hopefully I did this recipe justice because it is good.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Mexican Lasagna


1 Tbsp olive oil
1.25 lbs. lean ground turkey
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup Pace picante sauce
1 cup black beans
1 cup corn
1 14oz. can fire roasted tomatoes, drained
salt to taste
8 whole wheat tortillas
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
green onions for topping


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the turkey, chili powder, cumin and red onion. Cook until turkey is almost brown and then add picante sauce, black beans, corn and fire roasted tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt.
Cut the tortillas in 3 strips to make them easier to layer. Build lasagna in the following layers: tortillas, meat, cheese, tortillas, meat, tortillas and then cheese.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Top with green onions.

Meagan’s Note:Tortillas may tend to get a little soggy on the bottom so if that bothers you then remove the bottom layer and start with the meat.

slightly adapted by Keri Wagner, original recipe by Rachel Ray

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9 comments on “Mexican Lasagna”

  1. Oh I think you did a fantastic job! I am wiping my drool… for reals. This looks amazing! Your sis-in-law needs to start a food blog!! ;-D

  2. This even seems kind of healthy! Well done! I looove taco pie.

  3. I love this!!! Cannot wait to try it with the family!

  4. This combines two of my favorite dinners!

  5. OH!! What an idea. I have got to try this Meagan!

  6. This sounds like a great idea! My family will love this!

  7. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about Mexican dishes and flavours. I do hope you link this one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  8. Meagan, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We have got a super collection of Mexican dishes. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

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