Monday, April 25, 2011

Mexican Monday

I thought I'd try sharing another recipe today. I call this Mexican Lasagna, because it is made up of layers like lasagna, and has a Mexican flavor.  This recipe is not from a cookbook.  It's an Eva original.
Proceed at your own risk!


1 lb. hamburger
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can diced tomatoes
1 package Spanish Ricd-a-Roni
1 jar chunky salsa
3 or 4 soft tortilla shells
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
water as required

Prepare Rice-a-Roni according to directions, adding the can of diced tomatoes; brown the hamburger 'til thoroughly cooked, then add the taco seasoning and follow the directions on the envelope. When rice is almost done (still some liquid left).

Spray a deep 9"x 9" pan with non-stick spray. Place a soft tortilla shell on the bottom of the pan. Spread some of the seasoned hamburger over the shell. Cover meat with a layer of Spanish Rice. Top rice with a layer of salsa. Top salsa with shredded cheddar. Add another soft tortilla shell and repeat layers. (How many layers depends on the depth of the pan, and how long your ingredients last. )

I was able to get two complete layers of all ingredients, which used up all the beef. Then I topped it all with another tortilla shell, the rest of the rice, some salsa, and last of all, the shredded cheddar. Because my pan was filled to nearly over-flowing, I covered a cookie sheet with nonstick aluminum foil and placed the casserole on it, to catch any drippings. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Serve with sour cream and a salad.




Kristina P. said...

Yummy! I would say that Mexican food is my favorite cuisine.

River said...

I think I'll give that a miss, Mexican food is not my thing.
Here in Australia, Rice-a-Roni is called Rice-a-Riso. I don't like the curry flavoured one, but I like the chicken flavour and I add curry powder to that, along with extra vegetables and shredded cooked chicken.

SherilinR said...

i just saw another recipe from a friend for making mexican lasagna. and i like that it's easily converted to vegetarian by using fake meat or beans instead. i think there may be a mexi lasagna on my menu this week.

Claudia said...

oh wow eva - this sounds fantastic and looks fantastic - think i have to copy the recipe and cook it for my fam...a shame there are no food downloads possible so far...smiles
have a wonderful easter monday!

Brian Miller said...

i want a large helping....this sounds really good eva...mexitalian...

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Where would Mexican food be without cheese? Cheese makes everything better, doesn't it?

Maybe we should slather the war torn parts of our planets with cheese. It's a thought....

Gaston Studio said...

My daughter does a recipe very similar to this one and it is also yummy. Thanks Eva!

Al Penwasser said...

Looks delicious! Ole! Or should that be, Mamma Mia???
Aw, the heck with it, pass me a fork......

Jen said...

Looks good. I like mexican food.

tsonodablog said...

Hi Eva;
I'm gonna try this later this week. Sounds delicious!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

YUM! I could eat a whole pan of this. Ole!

EmptyNester said...

Eva- you simply have got to start posting these things early enough for us to get to your house to enjoy the meal. LOL

Unknown Mami said...

I make something similar and I call it enchisagna because it's basically enchiladas, but built like a lasagna.

Tam said...

Seriously, I cannot WAIT to make this! I am so certain that my family is going to LOVE it. I'll let you know if I pegged them right -- thanks!!!

The Frisky Virgin said...

I'm drooling! I love Mexican food!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS!

And, um, your Celtics are scary good. ;)

My Mavs won tonight! Whoop! Whoop!

Eva Gallant said...

Tam: I hope you like it as much as we do!

Frisky: I hope you enjoy it. Congrats to your Mavs...but I hope we don't end up cheering against each other in the finals!

Jen: It was yummy!

Terri: Hope it turns out good for you!