Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Enchilada Lasagna

I tried out a new recipe last night for dinner. It is from the July 2010 issue of Taste of Home.
The recipe is called Enchilada Lasagna and it was actually really good! The "noodles" in the lasagna are actually flour tortillas. It is full of enough cheese to choke you, but it is yummy!! My Dad and Brother-in-law loved it!

I do have a few changes that I would like to make next time that I make it, but overall it didn't need changing.

Enchilada Lasagna
adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can (14 oz) stewed tomatoes
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1 to 2 tsp ground cumin (I used 1 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
3 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
8 flour tortillas (8 inch) cut in half
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the enchilada sauce, tomatoes, salt, pepper and cumin. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine egg and cottage cheese; set aside. Spread 1/3 of the meat sauce into a greased 13x9 baking dish. Layer with half of the cheese blend, tortillas, cottage cheese and remaining meat sauce. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.

Cover and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. Top with sour cream, guacamole or pico de gallo.

Changes that I would make next time...
- Add small can of chopped green chile's
- Add half of a packet of taco seasoning to the sauce. It needs some more flavor.


Kayte said...

Oh, this looks good and I like your suggestions for changes, so I will definitely incorporate those when I make it. My guys will just LOVE this one! Thanks for letting me steal almost everything from your site.

Anytha Ribka said...

seems very delicious...
lasagna, one of my favourite food..
but i just cant make it with my own...

nice to know you,,

-anytha ribka-