Mexican Lasagna

SERVES 12  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 30 Min

1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small yellow onion, grated or finely chopped
2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon New Mexico chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14.5 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups frozen sweet corn
1 (4 oz) can fire roasted diced green chiles
1 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
12 8” large flour tortillas
12 ounces Mexican cheese blend (or 8 ounces Pepperjack and 4 ounces Colby Jack cheese)
6 oz can sliced olives, drained
2 scallions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Drizzle olive oil into a large skillet, over medium high heat. Add beef, onion, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to skillet. Brown beef for about 5-7 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans and corn. Stir to combine. Allow to cook while you begin preparing the baking pan.

Smooth about 1/3 of the enchilada sauce over the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan. Lay tortillas on the bottom of the pan, slightly overlapping until pan is covered (about 4 tortillas).

Spoon half of the beef mixture over top of the tortillas, spread evenly. Layer tortillas on top of beef mixture. Smooth about 1/3 of the enchilada sauce over the tortillas. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cheese on top. Scatter the green chiles over the cheese. Add the remaining beef mixture. Spread evenly. Layer tortillas on top of beef mixture. Spoon remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of tortillas. Garnish top with olives and scallions.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and lasagna is warmed through. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro.

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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