Easy Mexican Lasagna

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    Easy Mexican lasagna with delicious layers of crispy tortillas, seasoned hamburger, beans, corn and melted cheese. The perfect weeknight dinner that’s full of flavor!

    This recipe is similar to my favorite slow cooker taco lasagna, but made in the oven instead. It takes only 20 minutes to prep and is ready in less than an hour. It’s one of our favorite weeknight dinners and is loved by the whole family.

    mexican lasagna on a white plate

    My all-time favorite food is Mexican. I could eat it every single night. So I decided to take one of my favorite recipes, taco soup, and turn it into Mexican lasagna! I used a lot of the same ingredients and it turned out so yummy. My husband raved about it the whole night!

    This easy recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals and is a big family favorite. The flavor is amazing and the layers of crispy tortillas, seasoned hamburger, beans, corn and cheese are to die for. We love to add all the yummy toppings like sour cream, cilantro, sliced olives and tomatoes. It also tastes great served with cilantro lime rice or Mexican rice. So, so delicious!

    assembling mexican lasagna with tortillas

    Ingredients

    • Tortillas: I recommend using small corn tortillas. They may overlap a little when you layer them in and that’s totally okay.
    • Pepper: I like to use a red bell pepper, but you could use yellow or orange too.
    • Onions: You’ll need 1/2 onion that’s finely chopped. You could use about 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion too.
    • Corn and beans: Add in 1 can (15 ounce) of both corn and beans.
    • Tomatoes: You’ll need a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup salsa.
    • Ground beef: I like to use lean ground beef, but you could sub with ground turkey if preferred.
    • Taco seasoning: I use a homemade taco seasoning, but store-bought works fine too.
    • Cream cheese: This gives it that delicious creamy texture.
    • Shredded cheese: You’ll sprinkle each layer with shredded cheese. Cheddar cheese, Monterey jack or Mexican cheese are all great options.

    scooping mexican lasagna with a large spoon

    How to make Mexican lasagna

    Scroll down for the printable recipe and ingredient amounts.

    1. Preheat oven. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
    2. Brown hamburger. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, brown hamburger. Add in onions and peppers and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove any extra grease.
    3. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Season with taco seasoning, then stir in Rotel, beans, corn and salsa. Add in cream cheese and allow to melt. Stir until combined then remove from heat.
    4. Assemble lasagna. Layer 5 tortillas in the bottom of your pan (they may overlap). Then sprinkle about 1/2 cup of cheese on the tortillas. Next layer half of the hamburger mixture. Add another 5 tortillas on top and repeat with the hamburger, beans and corn.
    5. Bake. Top with remaining cheese and then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly hot. Top with desired toppings (favorites below).

    Favorite toppings

    • sour cream
    • cilantro
    • sliced olives
    • diced tomatoes
    • sliced avocado or guacamole
    • jalapenos

    mexican lasagna on white plate

    Freezer instructions

    If you have leftovers, feel free to stick in the freezer to reheat for an easy and convenient dinner. Just wrap in saran wrap then place in a ziptop bag and store in the freezer.

    You can also double the recipe and add to 2 separate baking pans (one for freezing and one for enjoying immediately). Assemble each lasagna pan, then pop one in the oven and tightly cover the other with plastic wrap or aluminum foil (do not bake). Place in the freezer on a leveled surface and freeze. When ready to enjoy, remove from fridge, let thaw, then bake according to directions .

    More easy Mexican dinners:

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    Mexican Lasagna

    Course: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: mexican lasagna
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 50 minutes
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 367
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Easy Mexican lasagna with delicious layers of crispy tortillas, seasoned hamburger, beans, corn and melted cheese. The perfect weeknight dinner that's full of flavor!

    Ingredients

    • 10 corn tortillas , small
    • 1 red bell pepper , core removed and diced
    • 1/2 onion , finely chopped
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1-2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
    • 10 ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes
    • 15 ounce can black beans , drained
    • 15 ounce can corn , drained
    • 1/2 cup salsa
    • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened
    • 1-2 cups shredded cheese

    Optional Toppings: sour cream, olives, cilantro, diced tomatoes

      Instructions

      • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13" pan with cooking spray.
      • Brown hamburger in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add in onions and peppers and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove any extra grease. 
      • Next season with taco seasoning. Then add in Rotel, black beans, corn and salsa. Add in the cream cheese and allow to melt. Stir until combined then remove from heat. 
      • In your 9×13 pan, layer 5 tortillas (they may overlap). Then sprinkle about 1/2 cup of cheese on the tortillas. Next layer half of the hamburger mixture. Add another 5 tortillas on top and repeat with the hamburger, beans and corn. 
      • Top with remaining cheese and then bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly hot. 
      • Top with desired toppings. 

      Notes

      Freezing: Assemble lasagna in pan and then cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil (do not bake). Store in freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to enjoy, let thaw in the fridge overnight. Then bake according to directions the next day.
       

      Nutrition

      Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 620mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 25.6mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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