Beefy Mexican Lasagna

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef sirloin (95% lean)
  • 9 corn tortillas
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Crunchy Tortilla Strips (optional)

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is not pink, breaking up into crumbles. Pour off drippings. Stir in 1 can enchilada sauce, black beans, corn and cumin; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Spray 11-3/4 x 7-1/2 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange 3 tortillas in dish, cutting 1 as needed to cover bottom. Spread 1/4 cup remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas; cover with 1/3 beef mixture, then 1/3 cheese. Repeat layers twice, omitting final cheese layer. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top.
  • Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in 350°F oven 30 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with tortilla strips, if desired, tomato and cilantro.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Cook's RecipeTip Tip: Lasagna may be made up to 24 hours ahead through Step 2; refrigerate, covered. Increase baking time from 30 to 45 minutes.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of iron.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 464
  Calories from Fat 155 (33%)
(26%)Total Fat 17g
(41%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(32%)Cholesterol 95mg
(43%)Sodium 1020mg
(22%)Potassium 774mg
Total Carbohydrate 39g
(32%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(78%)Protein 39g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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