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Mexican Lasagna Recipe with Beef

Mexican Lasagna Recipe with Beef

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 HOUR 25 MINUTES
  • Yield: 6 1x


Step into an experience where the comforting American cuisine meets the flavorful delights of Mexico. Our recipe, for Mexican Lasagna with Beef is a combination of tender ground beef, creamy refried beans and the zesty kick of chopped chiles. A fusion of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds with every mouthful. Whether you’re looking to add some excitement to your weekday dinners or impress guests at a gathering this recipe is your gateway to a world of satisfaction.



2 lbs. of ground beef (or protein of choice)

1 16 oz. can of refried beans

1 4 oz. can of chopped green chiles (add more if you like extra spice)

1 package of store-bought taco seasoning

2 tbsp. of hot salsa of choice (if you do not like spicy, sub for an additional 2 tbsp. of mild salsa)

One 12 oz. package of flour (or corn) tortillas

4 c. of shredded cheese of choice

1 jar of store-bought mild salsa

2 c. of water

2 c. of sour cream

4 green onions, chopped

Optional: 1 can of sliced olives, drained

Optional: one tomato, chopped


Cooking the Meat: Start by heating a skillet and cooking 2 pounds of ground beef until it is no longer pink. Make sure to drain any fat.

Adding Flavors: Next combine the beef with 1 can of refried beans, 1 can of chopped chiles and a packet of taco seasoning for that extra kick.

Preparing Layers: Grease a baking dish measuring 9×13 inches. Begin layering the tortillas, meat mixture and 1 cup of cheese. Repeat this process twice to create layers.

Salsa Mixture: In a bowl mix together 1 jar of salsa and 2 cups of water. Pour this mixture over the ingredients, in the baking dish. Cover it up. Let it bake at 350°F for one hour.

After an hour uncover the dish. Sprinkle a cup of shredded cheese on top. Bake it for another five minutes until the cheese melts perfectly. Allow it to rest for 5 to 7 minutes before serving.

Serving Time: When ready to serve garnish your dish with sour cream, chopped onions and any other optional toppings you desire. Slice into portions. Savor the flavors that await you!


To turn this Mexican Lasagna recipe, into a gluten-free version just choose corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. Make sure the taco seasoning you use is certified gluten-free as some brands might have hidden sources of gluten. Also check the labels on refried beans and other packaged ingredients to make sure they are gluten-free. By making these substitutions you can enjoy every layer of this dish without any concerns about gluten. Delight in the flavors, without compromising!

  • Prep Time: 15 MINUTES
  • Cook Time: 1 HOUR 10 MINUTES