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Rating: 4.57 stars
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a traditional dish in my family. Anyone can make it really. It is composed of traditional Mexican ingredients layered over the top of one another in a lasagna-like fashion (hence the name) but has little similarity to lasagna, so lasagna haters have no fear!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in ground beef. Cook and stir until beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease. Add water and taco seasoning; cook and stir until mixture has thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Arrange 3 tortillas in the bottom of the casserole dish; spread about half the can of refried beans and half the ground beef atop the tortilla layer. Sprinkle 1 cup Colby-Jack cheese over ground beef layer. Arrange 3 more tortillas over the cheese. Spread in the remaining 1/2 can refried beans and half the jar of taco sauce; sprinkle with 1 cup Colby-Jack cheese. Arrange 3 more tortillas and top with remaining ground beef and 1 cup Colby-Jack cheese. Top with last 3 tortillas and remaining 1/2 jar taco sauce.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top tortilla layer begins to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle 1 cup Colby-Jack cheese over lasagna.

  • Turn on oven's broiler.

  • Place lasagna under the broiler until Colby-Jack cheese is melted and bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 27.5g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 747.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
This was an excellent recipe! The only thing that was tweaked was I added onions jalapenos and tomatoes to the meat while it was cooking and a garnish of cilantro. Sour cream is a must. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2019
I have made this for years using fresh spices and home made sauce instead of mixes and jars. You can adjust flavor better when you put your own spices and sauces. The mixes are one note and bland. I Serve the beans on the side because not everyone in my house likes them. All have lettuce olives sour cream etc for toppings. The tortilla can get mushy so the toppings can add some texture. Everyone enjoys it. But... this is a casserole not lasagna. Lasagna is a type of pasta. Just because it layered does make it lasagna. But it is yummy. Read More
51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2012
This was an excellent recipe! The only thing that was tweaked was I added onions jalapenos and tomatoes to the meat while it was cooking and a garnish of cilantro. Sour cream is a must. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
We made this for dinner made our own little tweeks but its great! oh and EASY!!! Who doesnt love easy right. Just put in whetever you love in you taco/burrito and heat in oven done! Make some mexican rice on side yummy!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
I added some chorizo to the ground beef used medium salsa instead of taco sauce served with sour cream...it was fantastic! Read More
(14)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2013
Wow! Just what I was looking for! I added a can of undrained Rotel to the meat and omitted the water...Other than that....followed recipe and it was GREAT! Going into my meal rotation. Thanks for this one! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2013
I'll admit to using ground Johnsonville Italian sausage instead of ground beef because I had it and it was still awesome!! I added in some green and orange bell peppers because I needed to use them and it came out fabulously. I also may have thrown in some cottage cheese along with the shredded cheese (okay I did. And it was great.) My husband wanted to take the leftovers for lunch which NEVER HAPPENS! I've made different variations of this for a while now and I can say that it's a fairly quick weeknight meal and the fact that it's so versatile is truly my favorite part. I've even added black beans when I didn't have ground beef and made it vegetarian. You know it's a keeper when your out-of-town friends request it every time they come visit:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2013
Loved this recipe!! try throwing some onions into the meat and top with tomatoes black olives onions lettus sour cream and guac! Perfect and EASY dinner for a busy day. Makes great leftovers too! Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2014
Excellent. I love anything Mexican. And this was super easy. Helpful hint: mix retried beans right in with the taco meat and layer as directed. I added salsa to my meat mixture as well. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2014
This was good the kids liked it but it needed souped up with tomatoes olives etc. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2013
It was easy and popular with the taste testers in our family. I found it to be just average in taste but you can't beat the simplicity of preparation here! All in all a good simplistic recipe for a family meal. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
02/23/2019
I have made this for years using fresh spices and home made sauce instead of mixes and jars. You can adjust flavor better when you put your own spices and sauces. The mixes are one note and bland. I Serve the beans on the side because not everyone in my house likes them. All have lettuce olives sour cream etc for toppings. The tortilla can get mushy so the toppings can add some texture. Everyone enjoys it. But... this is a casserole not lasagna. Lasagna is a type of pasta. Just because it layered does make it lasagna. But it is yummy. Read More