Southwestern lasagna has ground beef, cheese and veggies layered between tortillas. It’s easy to make and family friendly too!
I’ve got another dinner idea for you today. It’s cool and rainy here today, and I’m in the mood for some serious comfort food! When you live in the desert, cool weather is always cause for celebration, especially after a long, hot summer.
Southwestern lasagna is super easy to prepare, and my family absolutely loves it. You can even prepare all of it or part of it ahead of time and heat it up when it’s time for dinner. Plus, it works well for leftovers!
I’ve made this dish with chicken and beef, and we like it both ways. It’s really like making easy enchiladas, only you don’t have to roll the tortillas up.
Basically, you brown the ground beef in a large skillet, and then you add the veggies. Then, you layer the ingredients in a baking dish between some flour tortillas, along with cheese and enchilada sauce.
How to Make Southwestern Lasagna
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1 small can of black beans rinsed and drained
- 2 cups of canned or frozen corn ( if using frozen cook first)
- 2 bell peppers chopped ( I used one red and one yellow)
- 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
- 2 teaspoons of chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups to 3 of shredded Mexican-style cheese blend
- 6 large flour tortillas
- 1 large can of enchilada sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease the bottom of a 13X9 pan with a little bit of olive oil, and then add some of the enchilada sauce to the bottom.
Tear or cut 2 tortillas so that they cover the bottom and sides of the pan.
Add some of the meat mixture, and add some enchilada sauce on top.
Layer some cheese over the meat.
Start the second layer with more tortillas, and repeat process.Cover the top layer of tortillas with as much enchilada sauce as you want and then a final layer of cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese is completely melted.
Of course, you can add as much cheese as you want, but this is just a guide. If you don’t like spicy food, you can always leave out the jalapenos. I like to serve this dish with some shredded lettuce on the side and top it off with sour cream, diced tomatoes and extra jalapenos. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for visiting! If you try this Southwestern lasagna, I sure hope you like it. And, if you have a similar recipe, let me know — I’d love to try yours!
Have a great day!