I know it’s been awhile but I have a new recipe to share with you. It incorporates two of our favorite cuisines: Italian and Mexican. Mexican Lasagna!
I was short on time last night and this recipe was super easy to throw together. It’s a Rachael Ray recipe which I usually have luck with. As annoying as she is, he recipes are usually hits in our house.
Mexican Lasagna (Serves 6)
Slightly adapted from Rachael Ray
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds ground chicken breast or turkey
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
1 cup medium heat taco sauce or 1 (14-oz) can stewed or fire roasted tomatoes
1 cup frozen corn kernels
8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar or shredded pepper jack
2 scallions, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. Add chicken or turkey and season with chili powder, cumin, and red onion. Brown the meat, 5 minutes. Add taco sauce or stewed or fire roasted tomatoes. Add black beans and corn. Heat the mixture through, 2 to 3 minutes then season with salt, to your taste.
Coat a shallow baking dish with remaining extra-virgin olive oil, about 1 tablespoon oil. Cut the tortillas in half or quarters to make them easy to layer with. Build lasagna in layers of meat and beans, then tortillas, then cheese. Repeat: meat, tortilla, cheese again. Bake lasagna 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. Top with the scallions and serve.
Along with a green salad, it was a filling and delicious meal.
This morning’s breakfast was egg beaters on an English muffin with shredded cheddar cheese and a side of strawberries.
After dropping the kids off at school, I drove to Los Angeles to visit my parents. My mom and I stopped for lunch at the Corner Bakery before running an errand.
I tried their new Roast Beef and Goat Cheese sandwich with a Caesar salad on the side. It had roast beef, arugula, tomatoes, goat cheese and balsamic onions. Great flavor combination!
Are you a Rachael Ray fan?