Salsa Lasagne

    1 hour 50 minutes

    Salsa and refried beans lend a Mexican touch to this hearty lasagne. A great one-pot dinner with a green salad and some bread.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 500g tinned refried beans
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 12 uncooked sheets lasagne
    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • 2 1/2 cups picante salsa
    • 2 cups sour cream
    • 125g sliced black olives
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) grated Cheddar cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour40min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl combine beef, beans, oregano, cumin and garlic powder.
    3. Place 4 uncooked sheets lasagne in bottom of a 20x30cm pan. Spread half of beef mixture over pasta. Top with 4 sheets lasagne. Spread with remaining mixture and top with remaining lasagne.
    4. In a medium bowl mix water and salsa. Pour evenly over layers. Cover tightly with foil.
    5. Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, or until lasagne is tender.
    6. Blend sour cream and olives in a medium bowl. Spoon over lasagne and top with Cheddar cheese. Bake uncovered until cheese melts, about 5 to 10 minutes.

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    I cut the amount of water in half (I thought it might end up mushy) and it worked out really well. Sometimes I add corn kernals to the mean/bean mixture. I recommened using ready-to-bake lasagna noodles. My family loves this meal! Even my 5 year old ate her whole plate! Still tastes great heated up for lunch the next day. REMEMBER TO CUT THE WATER FROM 2 CUPS TO 1  -  24 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is exactly like our family recipe, and it is a hit every time, with everyone who's ever had it. My favorite thing about it is that it is SO simple. You don't have to brown beef, or cook noodles ahead of time - just put it together and pop it in the oven! I always make it exactly like instructed. One tip to make it even simpler - instead of measuring out or buying the spices, just add a packet of taco seasoning mix.  -  08 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We loved this recipe! It was an instant hit. I did make the suggested changes, used 1 cup of water and added cheese at each level. My husband hates olives, so we added black beans instead and it tasted great! We also added HOT taco seasoning to the beef and pre-cooked the beef because we like spicy recipes. It was wonderful!  -  24 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)