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Mexican lasagna, a gluten free recipe

I made (up) Mexican lasagna. Well, maybe someone else somewhere made it before me, but I never knew about it. I'm considering myself El Conquistadora de lasaña Mexicana. Dang, I just googled it - there are tons of recipes out there. Oh well, mine still is asombroso!!

Mexican Lasagna

1 pound ground beef

1 onion, diced

3 T of taco seasoning* (I make my own, recipe below)

1 package of corn tortillas (stale is better)

2 jars of salsa

1 can of refried beans

1 package of cheddar cheese

1 brick of cream cheese

1 can of green chilis

3/4 c. of milk

garlic powder

onion powder

salt & pepper

sour cream

Brown ground beef and onion with taco seasoning. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put the cream cheese and milk in a small pot and heat on low. Once melted, add the chilis and season. You can thicken with a bit of arrowroot powder or cornstarch if its too thin.

In a 9x13 pan, cover the bottom with salsa. Put on a layer of tortillas - rip them to fit the dish. Put some beef and beans on top and a layer of cheddar. Start the next layer of salsa and tortillas and firmly press down. Pour 1/2 of the cream sauce on and finish the layer. You should have enough ingredients for 3 layers, with salsa on top.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until heated through. Top with sour cream and serve with a margarita!

* Taco Seasoning from the store is filled with questionable ingredients, like Chili Pepper, Salt, Maltodextrin, Spice, Onion Powder, Corn Starch, Yellow Corn Flour. Contains Less than 2% of: Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Silicon Dioxide (Anticaking Agent), Sunflower and/or Cottonseed Oil, Natural Flavor, Ethoxyquin (Preservative), so I make my own.

Taco Seasoning

1 T chili powder

1 t garlic powder

1 t cumin

1/2 t onion powder

1/2 t oregano

1/2 t paprika

1/4 t salt

1/4 t pepper

Mix well. That’s it.

You can adjust the flavors to your liking. Maybe you want more heat- add more chili. Maybe you want a smoky flavor- add chipotle. Go nuts. It’s up to you.


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