November 12, 2010

Taco Lasagna

Serves 4

1 lb. ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
1 envelope taco seasoning or my seasoning mix
2/3 cup water
Flour tortillas (about 8 of the fajita size)
Small jar of salsa or taco sauce
12 oz. cheddar, shredded
Small can of chopped black olives
Fixin's like Lettuce, Sour cream, avocado, guacamole, diced tomatoes, and/or salsa for serving.

Brown ground beef with onion; drain and add taco seasoning packet or my seasoning and 2/3 cup water. Let cook for about 5 minutes or until the water is cooked out.

Spray an 8x8 casserole dish with baking spray.

Add a little of the salsa/taco sauce to the bottom and then cover with a layer of tortillas. Break them apart to cover the bottom evenly.

Layer with half of the ground meat mixture(spread out evenly), sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheddar and ½ of the olives. Drop spoons of salsa/taco sauce on top.

Then another layer of tortillas, meat, cheese, olives and salsa.

Top with another layer of tortillas, salsa then the rest of the cheese.

Cook in preheated 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes.

Let set for five minutes before cutting. Serve with fixin's.

Taco Seasoning:  
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Chile powder
1 teaspoon Cumin 
1 teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Red pepper (according to your own taste)
½ teaspoon sea salt (more to taste)
fresh cracked Black pepper

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