Mexican Lasagne

A healthy and delicious Mexican Lasagne recipe that the whole family will love… layered with tortilla wraps, a beefy bean taco mince and cheese!

 

A healthy and delicious Mexican Lasagne recipe that the whole family will love... layered with tortilla wraps, a beefy bean taco mince and cheese!

 

In our house, for a recipe to make our family favourite dinners list, it needs to be:

  • quick
  • easy
  • tasty
  • … and most importantly, EVERYONE has to eat it (and love it!)… including Mr 3!

This Mexican lasagne is ALLLL of those things!!

 

A baking dish of mexican beef lasagne with avocado and sour cream.

 

How to make Mexican Lasagne

This recipe couldn’t be any simpler to make… 

  1. Start off by frying the onion and garlic until soft. 
  2. Add the beef mince and taco seasoning and stir until browned. 
  3. Add the frozen corn, tomato paste, tomatoes and beans and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Place a flour tortilla into the base of a round baking dish. 
  5. Top with a thin layer of the beef mince and sprinkle with cheese. 
  6. Continue until you’ve used all of the beef mixture. 
  7. Finish with a layer of flour tortilla and grated cheese. 
  8. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden and cooked through. 
  9. Serve with sour cream and avocado slices. 

 

Step by step guide to making mexican lasagne in the frying pan and then baking in the oven.

 

It’s so easy, right!? And the Mexican flavours are just sooooo good! On a side note, my 3 year old actually prefers this Mexican lasagne to my traditional lasagne recipe!

 

A cheesy beef lasagne stack made with flour tortillas.

 

Mexican Lasagne vs Traditional Lasagne… what’s the difference?

Both types of lasagne are absolutely DELICIOUS but they’re really completely different recipes. The only similarity is that they’re both layered with cheese and a beef mince. Here’s why they’re so different: 

  • Mexican lasagne uses flour tortillas for the layers instead of lasagne pasta sheets
  • the beef mince filling includes taco seasoning, corn and beans to give it a real Mexican kick
  • A traditional lasagne recipe often involves a béchamel sauce, whereas Mexican lasagne just uses grated cheese
  • Mexican lasagne is served with sour cream and avocado slices

 

A fork being pushed into a cheesy beef tortilla stack.

 

Te perfect dinner for smuggling in vegetables

My son loves this recipe because it tastes great… I love it because I know it’s filled with lots of vegetables:

  • beans
  • tomatoes
  • corn
  • onion
  • avocado

You can of course add in any extra vegetables you like (chopped carrot, zucchini and capsicum are great) – often I’ll do a layer of baby spinach in between each of the tortilla layers too. 

PS. If you’re after a vegetarian lasagne recipe, check this one out!

 

A plate of half-eaten lasagne made with tortillas and beans.

 

And so there it is – our Mexican Lasagne recipe that is well and truly a family favourite in our house!

 

A forkful of mexican beef lasagne.

 

Avocado and sour cream behind a stack of corn, beef, mince, tortillas and cheese in a lasagne.

 

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A healthy and delicious Mexican Lasagne recipe that the whole family will love... layered with tortilla wraps, a beefy bean taco mince and cheese!

Mexican Lasagne - Conventional Recipe

A healthy and delicious Mexican Lasagne recipe that the whole family will love... layered with tortilla wraps, a beefy bean taco mince and cheese!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican lasagne
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 15 g (1 tbs) olive oil
  • 1 brown onion chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 35 g sachet taco seasoning
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 175 g (1 cup) frozen corn
  • 400 g tinned beans rinsed and drained - see notes
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 250 g grated cheese see notes
  • sour cream and avocado, to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Lightly grease a large round baking dish (approx 30cm diameter) and set aside. 
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped brown and garlic and stir until the onion is soft. 
  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the beef mince and the taco seasoning. Break up the mince and cook for 5 minutes or until browned. 
  • Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, frozen corn and beans and cook until heated through. 
  • Place one tortilla onto the base of the baking dish. Top with 1/5 beef mince and sprinkle over some cheese. 
  • Repeat until you've used up all the beef mince. Finish with a layer of tortilla and grated cheese. 
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden and cooked through (see notes). 
  • Serve with sour cream and avocado slices. 

Notes

You can use any type of tinned beans you like (5 bean mix or Mexican beans are great options!). 
A mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese works perfectly in this recipe. 
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Lasagne - Conventional Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 1360mg 57%
Potassium 733mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 21.8%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 36.4%
Iron 26.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

A healthy and delicious Mexican Lasagne recipe that the whole family will love... layered with tortilla wraps, a beefy bean taco mince and cheese!

Mexican Lasagne - Thermomix Recipe

A healthy and delicious Mexican Lasagne recipe that the whole family will love... layered with tortilla wraps, a beefy bean taco mince and cheese!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican lasagne
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 1 brown onion halved
  • 15 g olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 35 g sachet taco seasoning
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 175 g frozen corn
  • 400 g tinned beans rinsed and drained - see notes
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 250 g grated cheese see notes
  • sour cream and avocado, to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Lightly grease a large round baking dish (approx 30cm diameter) and set aside. 
  • Place the onion into the Thermomix bowl. Chop on Speed 6, 6 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the olive oil and minced garlic and saute for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 2. 
  • Add the beef mince and the taco seasoning. Break up the mince and cook for  10 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed Soft, Reverse. 
  • Add the tomato paste, frozen corn and beans and cook for 10 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed Soft, Reverse. 
  • Place one tortilla onto the base of the baking dish. Top with 1/5 beef mince and sprinkle over some cheese. 
  • Repeat until you've used up all the beef mince. Finish with a layer of tortilla and grated cheese. 
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until golden and cooked through (see notes). 
  • Serve with sour cream and avocado slices. 

Notes

You can use any type of tinned beans you like (5 bean mix or Mexican beans are great options!). 
A mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese works perfectly in this recipe. 
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Lasagne - Thermomix Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 1360mg 57%
Potassium 733mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 21.8%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 36.4%
Iron 26.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A slice of layered beef and tortillas.

 

Grilled cheese over the top of flour tortilla lasagne in a baking dish.

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