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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, then season with taco seasoning, garlic, cayenne pepper, chili powder and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Place 6 tortillas into the prepared baking dish. Spread 1/3 of the salsa on top of the tortillas. Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture evenly over the salsa. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the green onions. Drop 1/2 of the sour cream randomly over the green onions. Top with 1/2 cup Cheddar and 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat layers. Top with 6 tortillas, spread with remaining salsa, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until cheeses are melted.

Nutrition Facts

474.6 calories; 26.7 g protein; 28.2 g carbohydrates; 96.9 mg cholesterol; 1041.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
I made this for a casual dinner party and it was a hit. I made it as written except I used reduced-fat sour cream and cheese; it was still quite flavorful. I used a medium-heat salsa in the recipe; it was too spicy for the small kids but those of us who love a lot of heat needed to add some extra hot salsa on top. I also served with fresh guacamole for topping YUM!! Based on all the great reviews I went ahead and put together an extra casserole to freeze for later and I'm so glad I did! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2010
I'd really rate this closer to 3.5 stars. My whole family thought this was tasty and it was super easy to make. Read More
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554 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 375
  • 4 star values: 135
  • 3 star values: 35
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
I made this for a casual dinner party and it was a hit. I made it as written except I used reduced-fat sour cream and cheese; it was still quite flavorful. I used a medium-heat salsa in the recipe; it was too spicy for the small kids but those of us who love a lot of heat needed to add some extra hot salsa on top. I also served with fresh guacamole for topping YUM!! Based on all the great reviews I went ahead and put together an extra casserole to freeze for later and I'm so glad I did! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2007
This was very good, my husband and I both really liked it. I did use flour tortillas instead of the corn ones which made it better. We also thought that next time I make it I will put a layer of refried beans and guacamole in it. We think it will make it even better. Good Recipe!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2003
Fabulous casserole...my husband and his friends loved it! We topped the hot casserole with lettuce fresh tomatoes and sour cream...Really easy to mix up and throw in the oven...and it works well to add what you like and leave out what you don't. I will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
This was an absolute hit! I did make some variations. I omitted the chili pepper and cayenne pepper because I knew the taco seasoning would give it enough heat plus I planned on using a medium heat salsa. I also used bell pepper red onion and green chillies in with the ground beef until they began to sweat. I added some taco sauce into the salsa for additional flavor but was mindful in using mild taco sauce. I also added some white pepper to the meat as well to counteract the salt in the packaged taco seasoning. Next time I go to make it... and I will be making it again! I plan on mixing the sour cream into the beef mixture once the beef is cooked. It seems to me that it would make more sense and make it easier if I just stirred the sour cream into my beef mixture for easier layering and to get a better consistency of the sour cream. I used 8" flour tortillas for a 9x13" baking dish and to aide in layering and to give it better layering I did fold some in half placing the straight edges along the pan. I placed a dallop of sour cream on the side once it was ready to be served and cut up some fresh chives and garnished the sour cream with the chives. And then served up a fresh side of corn bread muffins. I plan on also trying this with chicken. I think it would taste just as well if not better!!! My husband said it was like a big juicy taco and my daughter actually gave me a big hug telling me thank you for such an awesome meal:O) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
Very good! Depending on the type of seasoning adding two packets can make it very salty. Great with flour tortillas. I used a 9 inch x 3 inch round pan and put large tortillas in it and it was easier because I only needed one to cover the layers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
YUMMY!!!! This was a nice twist to traditional italian lasagna. I took the suggestion of another reviewer and did mine in a round pan so that I only needed 1 tortilla per layer. But make sure your pan is deep enough or otherwise use two pans. I used flour tortillas instead of corn simply because my family isnt a fan of the corn ones. I also blended two heaping tablespoons of cream cheese into the sour cream to add a bit of sweetness to the dish!! And of course top it with tons of cheese!! DELICIOUS!!! Also a good dish to assemble ahead and freeze for a super quick dinner on another night! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2007
This was a very easy recipe! I was even thinking you could add Refried beans and spanish rice to the layers for a different change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
This taco lasagna was full of flavor and an excellent change of pace for dinner. Not nearly as messy as tacos can be and tons more flavor. It was even great warmed up the next day. I highly recommend this receipe if you love Mexican flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2006
Freaking great! Easy to make and change to your liking. Makes alot. I work for the Fire Dept so I cook there alot. They are LOVE it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2010
I'd really rate this closer to 3.5 stars. My whole family thought this was tasty and it was super easy to make. Read More
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