This Mexican Lasagna Recipe is a delicious twist on traditional Italian lasagna with layers of corn tortillas, ground beef, refried beans, taco sauce, and cheese. Make ahead and freezer friendly, too. Easy and great for the entire family!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8x8x4-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Cook beef and onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat; breaking it up into small crumbles, until no pink remains, about 3 minutes. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, add in the garlic, stir to incorporate. Pour off all the grease.
Return to heat and stir in the beans, taco sauce, tomatoes, jalapeños, and olives until combined.
Spread a thin layer of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Cover with 2 tortillas, splitting one of them in half to fit. Spread more of the meat mixture on top, followed by 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat these layers 3 more times, ending with meat mixture and cheese.
Transfer to the oven and bake until cheese is bubbly and golden, about 25 minutes.
Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing, which will help the layers stay intact.
Serve with your choice of toppings and enjoy!
For recipe variations, please refer to the full article.
Nutritional calculations do not include the optional toppings
To store in the refrigerator: allow to cool completely, then wrap either the whole casserole or cut into individual servings in plastic and foil. Store for up to 3 days.
To store in the freezer after baking: allow to cool completely, then wrap either the whole casserole or individual servings in plastic and foil. Store for up to 2 months.
To store in the freezer before baking: if your intention is to freeze the entire casserole before cooking it, assemble the layers in a foil-lined casserole dish, freeze until completely solid, then lift the casserole out of the pan and freeze separately - this way you still have use of your casserole dish! Store for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and continue with the recipe as written for baking.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.