*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Mexican Lasagna - altered
 
 Recipe By     : Barbara Woodson (before alterations)
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:40
 Categories    : Dinner: Entree                   Family: Ron
                 Foreign: Mexican                 Meat: Beef
                 Method: Oven                     Posted To Recipelu
                 Starch: Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  pounds        lean ground beef
    1      large         onion -- chopped
    1      can           fat-free refried beans
   16                    lasagna noodles -- cooked and drained
    2      teaspoons     oregano
    1      teaspoon      ground cumin
      3/4  teaspoon      garlic powder
    2 1/2  cups          salsa (Old El Paso Thick 'N Chunky) -- + 1/2
    cup 1 1/2  cups          Monterey jack cheese -- shredded 1 1/2 
    cups          Cheddar cheese -- shredded 2      cups          light
    sour cream
      3/4  cup           sliced green onions -- optional
    1      small can     black olives -- sliced
    1      -2 cups       Monterey jack cheese
      1/2  to 1 tsp      Taco House seasoning salt
 
 Brown ground beef in nonstick skillet, or use 1 T. olive oil, and
 drain well. Add onion and continue to cook until onion is translucent.
 Remove from heat. Stir in beans, salsa, oregano, cumin and garlic
 powder. Place 4 noodles in the bottom of a 13x9x2 inch baking pan
 coated with non stick spray or lightly greased. Combine 1 1/2 cups
 Monterey jack with 1 1/2 cups cheddar. Spread 1/3 meat mixture over
 noodles, top with 1 cup Jack/Cheddar cheese mix. Continue layering,
 ending with a layer of noodles. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350
 degrees for 1 hour. Combine sour cream, onions, olives, Taco House
 seasoning, 1/2 of the remaining Monterey Jack cheese, and 1/2 cup
 salsa. Remove pan from oven and top with sour cream mixture. Sprinkle
 with remaining cheese and return to oven without covering for 15 to 20
 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
 
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