Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quick Dinner's With Mama Jen: Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

What you need:

1 lb ground turkey
10 corn tortillas
1 small onion
1-2 garlic cloves
16 oz refried beans
15 oz Mexican seasoned tomatoes (drain)
1 TBSP Cumin
1 TSP red pepper flakes
4-8 oz sheared cheddar
1 TBSP oil

*Other items you can add: bell pepper, zucchini, salsa instead of canned tomatoes, Monterrey Jack cheese, beef or chicken instead of turkey

Serves a family of 4

In a skillet add 1 tbsp of oil and brown meat. Add garlic, onion, tomatoes, cumin and red pepper flakes.

In a small sauce pan heat refried beans or in the microwave until they are headed thru.

Quarter corn tortillas. Line a greased 8x11 baking dish with the tortillas.

Spread half of your refried beans on top of the corn tortillas.

Layer half of the meat mixture over the beans

Next add half of your cheese, then repeat layers.

I know this isn't a figure flattering meal but if you make substitutions is can be a little healthier.
Hope you make this and your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

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