Friday, February 17, 2012

Mexican Lasagna!

from an archived Taste of Home Cookbook

2# ground beef
2 cups refried beans
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
3 Tbs Taco seasoning (1 packet)
2 Tbs hot salsa
12 oz uncooked lasagna noodles
4 cups shredded cheddar or colby cheese
1 cup mild salsa
2 cups water
2 cups sour cream
1 can sliced black olives drained
3 green onions chopped.

Brown ground beef; drain and add beans, chilies, taco seasoning and hot salsa. Mix well.

In grease 13x9" pan, Now layer (1) noodles, (2) meat mixture, (3) shredded cheese. Repeat layers twice. Combine mild salsa and water and pour over the top.

Cover and bake 350 degrees for 1 hour or until heated through. Uncover and top with sour cream, olives, onion and remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Serves 12

Note from Paula: So why do I like this? First, IT IS EASY! :) You can prepare this ahead, pop it in the oven and go do other things. It also is fun because for Valentine's you still have the theme of Italian 'lasagna' How fun is that?! I doubled the recipe as my kids devour food fast!

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