Easy Mexican Lasagna
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour 35 min.
- 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
- 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 12 uncooked lasagna noodles
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 2-1/2 cups picante sauce or salsa
- 2 cups sour cream
- 3/4 cup finely sliced green onions
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Combine beef, beans, oregano, cumin and garlic powder. Place four of the uncooked lasagna noodles in a 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread half the beef mixture over the noodles. Top with four more noodles and the remaining beef mixture. Cover and remaining noodles. Combine water and picante sauce. Pour over all.
- Cover tightly with foil; bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until noodles are tender. Combine sour cream, onions and olives. Spoon over casserole; top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Jun 19, 2020
Very good, and easy! I added another 1/2 cup of cheese. I topped it with avocado, yum! Next time, I would cut back on the green onions.
Mar 25, 2019
So easy to make and oh my! how good it is!
Jun 1, 2017
Made exactly off recipe, personally will cut back on the sour cream as I felt like it was a bit overwhelming. Otherwise it was excellent!
Apr 13, 2016
Really like this recipe, have made it several times. Leftovers are good, also
Jun 9, 2013
This recipe is so easy to make and my family loves it!
Jun 27, 2012
I made this for my adult kidlets last night and it was all thumbs up - they loved it! I prepared the meat, noodles and cheese in a casserole dish the night before, put it in the fridge, and the next evening after work, I simply poured the salsa water mix over the top and popped it in the oven for about 70 minutes! It was PERFECT with a salad and cheesy rolls! I was disappointed I didn't have any leftovers for today's lunch!
Jun 16, 2012
Can't click on the stars for some reason, but I would rate this "5". It's really good, but we add more spices. Been making it since the early 90's.
May 29, 2012
Made this wonderful casserole exactly as the recipe stated and used gluten free lasagna' noodles! A very easy recipe to make for dinner guests too!
Dec 29, 2010
Made this for a dinner party and it was a big hit! No leftovers! Was easy to make and could socialize while it cooked...would make again
Nov 4, 2010
Loved this recipe. I fried the beef before using. Decreased the water to 1 cup and the sour cream to 1 cup. Used a package of taco seasoning and 3 cloves garlic, minced. Never added the oregano or cumin. Also put some diced red pepper on top with the onions & olives. Used a slightly smaller pan.