Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna
2 lb. ground beef
1 box lasagna noodles
2 pkg. taco seasoning
1/4 c. water
2 c. salsa
1- 6 oz can black olives
1 tomato, chopped
2 sm. can green chilies (opt)
4 c. Cheddar cheese
2 c. pickled jalapenos, drained (opt)
sour cream (opt)
guacamole (opt)

1. Preheat oven to 400*.
2. Brown meat and cook noodles while you cut up olives. Drain meat; mix in taco seasoning and water. Add salsa, olives, tomatoes, and chilies.
3. Cover bottom of 9x13 pan with meat mixture, then a layer of noodles, then cheese. Repeat and end with a layer of noodles, then a thin layer of meat mixture and lastly cheese on top.
4. Sprinkle jalapenos on top and bake for 40 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before cutting.
5. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream and/or guacamole.

**You can substitute flour tortilla strips for noodles - reduce bake time to 20 minutes**

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