May 19, 2010

Wednesday's Chow - Mexican Lasagna


1 jar (25 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 pound ground beef or turkey*
1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
4½ tsp chili powder
6 (8½-in diameter) flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350°F. Set aside one cup of spaghetti sauce. Brown ground beef over medium-high heat; drain off fat. Stir in remaining spaghetti sauce, corn and chili powder.

In a 13x9-inch baking dish, spread one cup of the mixture to cover bottom. Arrange two tortillas over sauce, overlapping edges slightly. Layer half the sauce mixture and 1/3 of the cheese over the tortillas; repeat layers, ending with tortillas (save last bit of cheese for later). Spread reserved one cup of sauce on top.

Bake 30 minutes, then top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted.

Serves 8.

*For a meatless dish, substitute refried beans.

Anna Kathryn Lanier

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Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Does the recipe come with a fire extinguisher, Anny Kathryn? I can't believe the 4 1/2 tsp. of chili powder. I wonder how much us whimps should put in. Do the hunks deliver???? :)

My hubby says it sound great but he loves the sweat dripping off his brown when he eats Mexican food.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

I don't like hot stuff husband says I think ketchup is But I don't think 4 1/2 tsps is much, that's a tablespoon, plus some. I haven't made this yet, but I'd probably put that much chili powder in it. Now cayenne peper, that's a different story. I'd cut back on it.

I think if you cut it in half it would be good. Or just skip all the seasonings it calls for and add taco seasoning instead.....

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I hadn't thought about substituting taco seasoning. I need to read over the ingredients and see if the taco seasoning has chili powder in it. Maybe I've been fooling myself all these years. I will try it and let you know what we think. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Recipe sounds really good. I think I am goimg to add some diced green chilies and green olives.

Virginia said...

I love Mexican dishes! But then again I love food! I just made chicken and dumplings for my sister because she beg for them and now I am living on them!


Kammie said...

Yum! That sounds delicious! I don't cook, but my husband does. Going to pass this on to him. kammie2u at ameritech dot net