Beef: Taco Lasagna

posted by Linda in MO 03-03-103 3:09 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Taco Lasagna
Recipe By :Quick Cooking grand prize winner, Mar/Apr '03
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Casserole , Ground Beef, Mexican
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup water
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can black beans -- (15 oz.) rinsed and drained
1 can Mexican diced tomatoes -- (14 1/2 oz.) undrained
6 flour tortillas -- (8 inch)
1 can refried beans -- (16 oz.)
3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend -- (12 oz.)
chopped fresh cilantro to garnish -- optional
sour cream -- optional

In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper, and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain well. Add water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 2 minutes. Stir in the black beans and tomatoes. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

Place 2 tortillas in a greased 9x13 pan. Spread with half of the refried beans and beef mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese. Cover and bake at 350 deg. for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired and serve with sour cream.

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