Taco Lasagna Casserole

Taco Lasagna Casserole

Who doesn’t need this in their life?  Tacos and Lasagna in one pan!

Yields:  6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeds removed and minced
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt, to taste
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasonings
  • 1 -32 oz jar green chile salsa or salsa of choice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package corn tortillas (8 tortillas)

For the garnishes

  • 1 cup plantain chips, crushed
  • 1/4 head iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • green onions, roughly chopped

For the lime sour cream

  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. In a large pan, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Once warm, add the onion and peppers and sauté until peppers are browned and onions are translucent. Then add jalapeño, garlic and a bit of salt and cook for 2 more minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add ground beef and break into small pieces. Cook until no pink remains and then add taco seasonings and salt, to taste. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. To that same bowl, add the salsa, green chile salsa, and eggs and stir until completely combined.
  4. Now build your lasagna casserole: add a large spoonful of the taco/salsa mixture to the bottom of the greased dish, then put a tortilla on top. Then repeat that: meat/salsa mixture – tortilla, until no tortilla remains. Pour the remaining mixture on top.
  5. Place in oven to bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the middle is no longer jiggly.* Let casserole rest for 15 minutes to set before slicing.
  6. While casserole is baking, mix together all the ingredients for the sour cream.
  7. Top casserole with garnishes before slicing and serving!