Omer Recipes 2017: Day 10 | Mexican Lasagna

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Sylvia G..

Mexican Lasagna


For the Enchilada sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce

For the Lasagna

  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 16 oz. can tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz. cans kidney or pinto beans, drained
  • 1 tsps chili powder, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp.cumin or more to taste
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
  • 3 tbsps. chopped. minced coriander (optional)
  • 9 corn tortillas


The Enchilada Sauce

  • Saute the garlic and the onion in the oil.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat as you prepare the lasagna.

The Lasagna

  • Saute onion in the oil in a saucepan until tender.
  • Drain tomatoes, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.
  • Chop tomatoes roughly.
  • Stir in tomatoes and reserved liquid, beans, 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, chili powder and cumin in with the onion.
  • Set aside, Mix ricotta cheese with 1/4 cup of the Monterey Jack, chilies and coriander.
  • Put 1/3 of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a9-inchsquare pan.
  • Place 1 whole tortilla in the center and quarter two others, placing the in the corners, and along the sides.
  • Cover with another 1/3 of enchilada sauce, top with all the ricotta mixture, the remaining three tortillas, the remaining enchilada sauce and the rest of the bean mixture.
  • Sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Cook 30 minutes at 375 degree.
  • Serve hot
Note: I’ve made this several times using a variety of other vegetables, and it’s always been excellent.

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