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This hearty Healthy Mexican Lasagna recipe is sure to become a regular for your family. Make it in a disposable pan and it becomes a great recipe to make when bringing dinner to a friend (but no judgement if you make it in a disposable pan for yourself.)
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Healthy Mexican Lasagna

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entree
Servings: 12
Author: Jenna Braddock, RD

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (80/10)
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper diced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can whole kernel sweet corn drained
  • 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 8-10 eight inch whole wheat or corn tortillas
  • 2 cups reduced fat cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese like Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack
  • Non stick cooking spray

Toppings of choice:

  • shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, sliced olives, sour cream, salsa

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add ground beef and cook thoroughly, breaking into small pieces with a spoon. When cooked fully, remove from skillet and on a plate lined with a paper towel. With another paper towel, wipe out most of the oil, leaving just a small amount.
  • To the same, heated skillet add the onion and pepper. Cooked until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 °F.
  • Reduce heat in skillet to medium low. Add the cook beef back to the skillet. Then, add the crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, corn, tomato paste, oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir to combine and let simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the burner after simmering.
  • Prep a 9 x 13 baking pan by spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Then spoon a small amount of the beef mixture to thinly coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Cut tortillas in half and layer about 4 ½ of them over the mixture to cover the bottom.
  • Spoon the rest of the beef mixture on top of the tortilla layer. Then layer the rest of the tortillas on top.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the cottage cheese, eggs, pepper and shredded cheese together until well blended. Spoon this on top of the tortillas.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool about 8-10 minutes.
  • Cut in pieces, dish out, and sprinkle desired toppings on top. Enjoy!