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Tortilla Lasagna

This lasagna uses tortilla instead of the traditional lasagna strips for a fun new take on lasagna.

August 14th, 2014

From Family Meals: 100 Easy Everyday Recipes by Michael Smith. Copyright © Michael Smith, 2014. Reprinted by permission of Penguin Canada Books Inc. Photography credits: Ryan Szulc.

This lasagna is great for those looking to whip up something quick from their pantry. With tortilla on hand, this makes for a comforting, flavourful lasagna.
Serves 4 to 6, with leftovers
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) of sea salt
  • A 19-ounce (540 mL) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups (500 mL) of frozen corn
  • 2 cups (500 mL) of your favorite salsa
  • 1 bag (12 ounces/340 g) of shredded taco-blend cheese or 12 ounces
  • (340 g) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 10 small corn tortillas
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Splash the oil into a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Toss in the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions soften, just 2 or 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Stir and sizzle for a minute or two more. Stir in the beans, corn and salsa. Continue cooking until heated through. Remove from the heat.

  3. Spoon half the bean mixture evenly into your lasagna pan. Sprinkle with one-third of the cheese. Cut 1 tortilla in quarters and fit firmly into the corners. Cut another 2 in half and complete the ends and sides of the layer. Overlap 2 whole tortillas in the middle. Press firmly into place. Make 1 more layer in the same manner, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake until heated through and the cheese is lightly browned, 30 minutes or so. Cool in the pan until the lasagna firms a bit, 10 minutes or so. Slice, scoop, serve and share!

Tortilla Lasagna
Photography by Ryan Szulc

One response to “Tortilla Lasagna”

  1. Sandra says:

    How can I get the nutritional values for this recipe.

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