Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tex-Mex Lasagna

16 tortilla shells
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. Taco seasoning
1 can Garbanzo beans, with juice
1 carton (16 oz.) sour cream
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 jar (15.5 oz.) salsa
1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese

Crumble and brown ground beef.  Add Taco seasoning and Garbanzo beans with juice.  Heat until beans are hot.  Mash with a potato masher to partially crush beans.  In a bowl combine sour cream, flour and garlic powder.  In a 9 x 13 x 2 baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray place 8 shells evenly.  Top with 1/2 of the ground beef mixture.  Top with 1/2 of the sour cream mixture.  Top with 1/2 of the salsa.  Repeat with remaining shells, ground beef, sour cream and salsa.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2-3 hours, over night is even better.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Comment:  The original recipe called for 1/2 lb. ground beef, onions, chili powder and cumin.  I increased the ground beef and used a package of taco seasoning instead of the spices and left out the onion.  It also called for an 8 oz. carton of sour cream which I increased to 16 oz.  I changed the enchilada sauce to salsa and added the cheese.  Came out simply delicious!  I really don't think I would have enjoyed it as much with less meat, sour cream and no cheese.  This worked perfectly.

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