April 10, 2013

Yummy Taco Lasagna

I found this recipe at a linky party last year and it has been a family favorite ever since. I wish I could thank the blogger who posted it because she has made my family very happy with this dish. Unfortunately dummy me did not take note of who the blogger was, so if you are out there and this recipe looks familiar to you, pleeeeease accept my undying gratitude! 

This recipe is so incredibly tasty but yet very simple to make.

What you will need...

2-3 lb. ground beef (for a lower fat option you can substitute lean ground beef like sirloin or even ground turkey or chicken.) 

12-16 oz. cream cheese depending on how creamy you'd like your dish to be

Seasonings include...chili powder, garlic, onion powder, salt & pepper, cumin and red pepper if you like it hot!

2 jars taco sauce or you can put salsa in the blender with regular tomato sauce if you don't have any taco sauce on hand
4 cups shredded cheese or taco blend
About 14-15 lasagna noodles

1 cup of tortilla chips, crushed

What you need to do...
1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, and then boil lasagna noodles for about 8 minutes

2) Generously season your beef and brown in a skillet. Partially melt cream cheese in microwave and then add to the ground meat and blend.

3) Spray 13×9 pan with cooking spray and then lay out your first 4 noodles lengthwise and then cut one more noodle to fit in perpendicular to the other 4 to completely cover the bottom of the baking dish. Spoon 1/2 of the beef mixture onto the pasta. Pour 1/3 of the taco sauce over the meat, and top with a third of the taco or Cheddar cheese.

4) Make another layer of noodles like the first and then add the other half of the beef, add another 1/3 of sauce, and then another 1/3 of the cheese. Top with last 3 lasagna noodles.

5) Pour the last of the taco sauce on top, then sprinkle on the last of the cheese.

6) Grab a handful of chips and crunch them up on top of the cheese.

7) Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and dish is heated through.

And Enjoy!

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  1. Looks good! I shared it on my Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing at The Shady Porch Rock N Share! Blessings, D


  2. Barb!!!! I love anything that has Mexican flavors. This lasagna is a must-try!!! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and sharing this tasty main dish!

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing. Pinned ~ Paula

  4. Thanks for sharing, Barbara! This looks delicious!


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