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Mexico Inspired Recipes

Recipes Inspired by Mexico
Mexican Lasagna

Most people think Italian when they hear the word "lasagna," but this one may change your mind. Corn tortillas take the place of pasta in this Mexican-inspired dish. A meaty sauce of salsa, peppers, onions and corn brings it all together.

Mexican Lasagna 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken ***, available in the packaged meats case
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup medium heat taco sauce or 1 (14-oz) can stewed or fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • Salt
  • 8 (8 inch) spinach flour tortillas, available on dairy aisle of market
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar or shredded pepper jack
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil - twice around the pan. Add chicken and season with chili powder, cumin, and red onion. Brown the meat, 5 minutes. Add taco sauce or stewed or fire roasted tomatoes. Add black beans and corn. Heat the mixture through, 2 to 3 minutes then season with salt, to your taste.

Coat a shallow baking dish with remaining extra-virgin olive oil, about 1 tablespoon oil. Cut the tortillas in half or quarters to make them easy to layer with. Build lasagna in layers of meat and beans, then tortillas, then cheese. Repeat: meat, tortilla, cheese again. Bake lasagna 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. Top with the scallions and serve.

 

 

 

 

Ema Grenier 

Emmanuelle Grenier is the Social Media Community Manager for BuyPlaya. She is currently studying Public Relations with the University of Victoria, BC.  Ema decided to move to Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo 7 months ago to satisfy her thirst for adventure. With a passion for travel and meeting people, this is the perfect occasion for her to learn about different cultures and personally grow.  She is ecstatic to have the opportunity to interact and explore this paradise she now calls home. Follow Ema's expat exploits on Facebook Google+ and the social media sites for www.buyplaya.com.

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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2012 6:56 AM by Carlos Martínez

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