6.13.2012

Mexican Lasagna


1 1/2 to 2 lbs. lean ground hamburger
2 tablespoons flour
1 (32 oz. can) crushed tomatoes
1/2 (5 oz.) can Mexican tomato sauce (comes in yellow can and found in Mexican section of grocery store)
8 corn tortillas
1/2 cup canola oil
 3 cups shredded shredded medium cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped for garnishing
1/2 cup green onions, chopped for garnishing
1/2 cup sour cream for garnishing

1. In large saute pan, brown hamburger. 
2. Stir in flour followed by crushed tomatoes and 3/4 can of Mexican tomato sauce. Let simmer for 10 minutes. 
3. Meanwhile, fry tortillas in 1/2 cup oil in shallow pan over medium heat. Set on paper towels on plate. 
4. In 9 x 13 glass dish layer, 4 tortillas followed by 1 1/2 cups cheese and half of meat mixture. Repeat. 
5. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. 
6. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with cilantro leaves, green onions, and sour cream.

This dish has a kick to it thanks to the Mexican tomato sauce. If you love enchiladas, then you'll love this family style dish.

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