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Mexican Lasagna recipe

This south-of-the-border bean version oflasagna uses corn tortillas in place of the traditional noodles.

Recipe: Mexican Lasagna

1 (15-ounce) can pinto or dark red kidneybeans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 cup tomato sauce
6 corn tortillas
1 cup lowfat cottage cheese
3/4 cup cheddar cheese

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over mediumto high heat. Saut onion, garlic, and green pepper forabout 5 minutes, or until soft. Stir in spices and saut1 minute more. Remove from heat. Mix in corn, beans, and tomatosauce.
  • Place 3 tortillas in a 2-quart casseroledish, arranging to cover bottom. Spoon in half of the corn-beanmixture and spread 1/2 cup cottage cheese on top. Sprinkle onhalf the cheese. Repeat layers, using up all of the ingredients.
  • Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes.Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

    Makes 6 servings

    NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving):Servings per recipe: 6 ; Serving size: 1 1/4 cups; Calories:252; Carbohydrates: 35g; Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Protein:15g; Fiber: 6g; Sodium: 500mg (990mg using canned beans)

    FOOD EXCHANGES: 1 lean meat; 1 vegetable;2 fruit

    Recipe provided courtesy Michigan BeanCommission.


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