Easy Mexican Lasagna

Here is a Tex-Mex favorite. This one is always a hit with our kids. Even my 17-month-old loves it! We’ve got one in the freezer ready to go right now!


1 lb. ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (My kids won’t eat this so I scrap it.)
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbs. chili powder
1 Tbs. sugar
1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes (Sometimes I use the roltel diced tomatoes with green chilies for extra spice–our kids can handle it!)
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 14 oz. can pinto beans (or black beans), drained
1 14 oz can sweet corn
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
1 egg
10-14 flour tortillas, whole wheat or white (or for gluten free, use corn tortillas)
1 1/2 cups grated monterey jack cheese
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese on top
chopped tomatoes
green onions, sliced
black olives, sliced
avocado, sliced
sour cream


Brown meat with onion and next 5 ingredients. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and water. Simmer 5 min. over medium heat. Add beans and corn.

Process (I put in blender) sour cream, cottage cheese, and egg until smooth.

Cut each tortilla into long strips. I make them about as wide as a normal lasagna noodle, about 2 1/2 in., so you are cutting 3 strips out of each tortilla.

For the layering:

  • Place small amount of meat mixture in bottom of greased 9×13 dish.
  • Layer 1/2 tortilla strips over meat. (You will be laying the strips on top of each other so that the covering is about 2 tortillas thick.)
  • Then layer half of remaining meat mixture.
  • Next add all the sour cream mixture.
  • Then sprinkle with half the cheese (I mix both kinds of cheeses together).
  • Layer the rest of the tortillas.
  • Add rest of meat mixture.
  • Top with last of cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 min. (I usually stick my finger in the middle to see if the tortillas are soaked and well cooked. :)

Add toppings. Enjoy!!!

Tip: I make these two at a time and freeze one (before I bake it). Just thaw it in the fridge the night before and then bake for the normal time.


About Sarah Lundgren

child of God. married to my best friend. mommy of 4 treasures. at home with my babies.

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