Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another Easy, Go To Dinner Idea

Here is a great family-friendly recipe that the kids will love! You can even "hide" veggies in it if you have a picky eater! My step-son is very picky with veggies, and he ate two helpings without complaining about veggies!! It was a success! Moreover, this is super easy and fast! You will likely even have the ingredients on-hand! This dish also freezes well, just prepare in a freezer-friendly pan!

Please note: I don't usually measure ingredients, so these amounts are estimated. You can always add or omit any ingredient!

Tex Mex Lasagna (for 4-6 servings)
1 lb. of ground beef, cooked and drained
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of mixed peppers (green, yellow, orange, and/or red), finely chopped so there is no evidence of veggies
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn kernals
1 pkg. corn tortillas (about 10)
2 cups shredded cheese (I like the yellow/white marble or Tex Mex blend)

  1. Cook ground beef until no longer pink and drain grease.
  2. Saute onion, garlic, and peppers.
  3. Add tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, beans, and corn. Cook on low until warm.
  4. Layer ground beef mixture and tortillas like you would a traditional lasagna, overlapping tortillas, in a lasanga casserole pan.
  5. Spread cheese on top.
  6. Bake 350F for about 25-30 minutes, until hot throughout and cheese is melted.
  7. Allow to cool for about 10 min.
  8. Serve with tortillas chips, salsa, sour cream, and fresh tomato slices.

I hope this is a hit with your family as it was in mine!