Mexican Lasagna

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Mexican Lasagna is tortilla layered with delicious meat of your choice, refried beans, tomatoes with chilies and loads of cheese. Sound good? Great, then read how easy this recipe is to make. I love how quickly this comes together on a weeknight in minutes you have a whole casserole dish that is a delicious meal all in one pan!

Tortilla layered and filled with melted cheese, meat and refried beans in a casserole dish baked

Tortilla layered and filled with melted cheese, meat and refried beans in a casserole dish baked

Mexican for a day?

When we went to Mexico a few years ago I fell in love with beef and bean filled homemade tortilla. I have attempted to make my own tortilla which are pretty simple to do. I experimented with what is referred to American Mexican food and this is Mexican lasagna became a favorite.

Sometimes instead of beef I used ground turkey or even roasted leftover chopped chicken breast. We just love the combination. Garnished with olives, sour cream, avocado and jalapeno peppers, really makes a yummy addition of flavors on to top off your delicious slice of Mexican lasagna.

Tortilla layered and filled with melted cheese, meat and refried beans in a casserole dish baked

layered tortilla with beef, refried beans and lots of melted cheddar cheese

Watch my video for more instructions on how easy to prepare Mexican Lasagna

Tortilla layered and filled with melted cheese, meat and refried beans in a casserole dish baked

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Tortilla layered and filled with melted cheese, meat and refried beans in a casserole dish baked

Not your normal lasagna at all. We love Mexican food. So Mexican Lasagna with refried beans, hamburger and loads of melt cheese is a great way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. Mexican lasagna is a nice change that my family just loves when I make it.  This recipe for Mexican lasagna is so easy  to throw together for  a quick meal even if you've worked all day, you can throw this together in no time at all.

Layers of flour tortilla, meat, beans and cheese. Of course I don't know how to cook without making it a little Italian, so guess what, I don't use onions, I use garlic!

The meat is simmered in a little oil with spices adding the tomatoes, sauce, with basil, garlic, and refried beans last.

The layering is the same as lasagna, alternating between tortilla, filling and sharp cheese. You can never have too much cheese right?

Yield: 6                                      
Tortilla layered and filled with melted cheese, meat and refried beans in a casserole dish baked

Mexican Lasagna

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 45 MINStotal time: 60 mins
A delicious Mexican Lasagna you will love if your a stuffed Tortilla lover!


1 8 oz package of shredded mozzarella combined with
1 8 oz package of extra sharp cheddar shredded
1 package of 10 flour tortilla's or use low carb tortilla shells
1 16 oz can of refried beans
1 pound of ground hamburger or turkey
1 tablespoon chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, parsley dried,
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 small 4 ounce can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
pinch of chopped fresh basil
Optional: Cayenne pepper for heat, cooked chicken instead of beef or any other kind of meat you 

canola oil


In a large fry pan, add a few tablespoons of canola oil add minced garlic and saute till brown. Add ground meat, cook till pink is gone. Add all seasonings, tomatoes, all other ingredients except refried beans, cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in refried beans last.

In a square 10 x 10 pan lightly greased with oil, start with tortilla, add layer of meat both cheeses, repeat with tortilla on top, meat, cheese. End with more cheese and meat/bean sauce. Bake on 350 until cheese is brown and bubbly and edges look crisp around 20 minutes. Let set a few minutes before cutting and serving. You can top this with sour cream, avocado, black olives.
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  1. What an interesting idea. Great for any busy weeknight. Nice job!


  2. Great twist - and not surprised everyone likes it!

  3. Claudia,

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    I want to ask you a question.


  4. Love this idea! I can't wait to make it for my boys. :)

  5. Very good idea - with ease and taste and melding Mexican and Italian. They are a natural!

  6. What a super fun weeknight meal!! I bet this tastes even better the next day!

  7. My mom used to make something like this when I was a kid and it was my FAVORITE!!! the recipe looks great.

  8. Everything you would want in a combination plate all in one place--perfect!

  9. Great mexican lasagna !. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  10. What a great idea for a quick dinner. You can't go wrong with all those flavors together!

  11. Very original, I think it's very good!

  12. A very lovely lasagne with a twist!


  13. I've done that style of lasagna before and it is SO good. Great post.

  14. hey, that's just a great one dish meal - have made it many times ... I sometimes use a enchilada sauce and then there is the spinach chicken chiles version thats really know how much I love my Mexican foods...

  15. I love Mexican lasagna too! Your little twist with the garlic makes it all the more delicious!

  16. So freaking creative! I loove looove looove this!

  17. This is such a good idea and what a nice change of pace!

  18. I would definitely love this with the Mexican kick to it. What a creative rescipe!

  19. I've often lasagna but not with Mex version, like a lot with tortillas more beans, so yummy

    Have a great week,


  20. Hi, I'm loving this and am now following you. Thanks, Keri a.k.a. Sam

  21. Great idea Claudia - you do have the darndest ideas!! I would love to eat this!

  22. Wow this looks so delish! There was a similar idea in my Richard Simmons cookbook and I absolutely loved it!
    I MUST give yours a try, it looks scrumptious! :)

  23. This looks like such a yummy comfort food dish. I love those Mexican flavors, all layered together!

  24. We don't eat meat, but I could easily see us substituting the ground meat for lentils and it would be a dish that our daughter would love - the ultimate comfort food version of one of her favourite meals: tacos :)

  25. This looks really good Claudia.


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