Friday, August 27, 2010

Taco Lasagna

How many times have I made this? I can't even count.

I have made it for family, for friends, for potlucks, for my son's friends, for parties...I guess you could call this one of my go-to dishes. It never fails to please. It's warm, it's hearty, and most of all it's just plain tasty!

Today I made 2 pans. One to eat and one to freeze.

It's actually kind of sad.

You see, I have been lucky enough to have my son home all summer...and he leaves in a week to head back to Pharmacy school. He was able to get an intern position here at a local Pharmacy. I can't believe how fast the summer flew by. Pretty soon the house will be TOO quiet again with just Brent and I.

Anyway, I am busy making some casseroles to freeze to take back with him. This one freezes well and is one of his favorites. Here's the recipe:

Taco Lasagna

1 lb. hamburger
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1 envelope taco seasoning
3/4 c. water
1 can black beans,rinsed
1 can refried beans
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chili's
6 flour tortillas
3 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Brown hamburger, onions. and green peppers. Add taco seasoning and water, black beans and tomatoes. Simmer 10 minutes. Layer 3 tortilla's in a greased 9x13 pan. Spoon 1/2 can refried beans on top. Add 1/2 of the hamburger mixture, and 1/2 of the cheese. Repeat, ending with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Let set 5 minutes before cutting into squares.


Design Wine and Dine said...

That's great he was able to do his internship close by, you must be very proud of him! I would LOVE this Taco Lasagna! Great to know it freezes well too

Alwayzbakin said...

This is definately going on my "to make" list. It looks delicious. Sorry your little boy is leaving you. :-(

katerina said...

I love Mexican food and your fusion of lasagna with taco is a great idea. I love it!

Diana said...

I love all of your recipes. I visit your blog everyday to see what is on the menu.
Thanks so much for sharing. It always looks so yummy.

Anonymous said...

This would make a great meal. I have to keep my eye on it so I won't forget.

Mary Lou said...

I just found your blog....not really enjoying cooking, your recipes sound (and look) great and I'm excited to try them. Also will tell my daughter who has big sons to feed!!