Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fajita Lasagna





1 bag (1 pound) frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions, thawed
1 med onion sliced

1 pound lean ground beef


1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce and 1 15oz can tomato sauce 


1 envelope (1.4 ounces) fajita seasoning mix

12 no-boil lasagna noodles

3 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

1 can (2 1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Guacamole, if desired

salsa, if desired

Sour cream, if desired



Lettuce if desired




1.Heat oven to 375ºF. Spray bottom and sides of rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Drain thawed bell pepper mixture on several layers of paper towels; set aside.


2 Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Stir in both cans tomato sauce and seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Spread 1/2 cup sauce mixture in baking dish. Arrange 4 noodles crosswise, slightly overlapping, on sauce. Spread 1 1/2 cups sauce over noodles, completely covering noodles. Spread pepper mixture evenly over sauce top with onions; sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese.

3 Arrange 4 noodles crosswise, slightly overlapping, on cheese. Spread about 1 1/2-2 cups sauce over noodles, completely covering noodles. Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese and the olives over sauce. Arrange 4 noodles crosswise, slightly overlapping, on olives. Spread remaining sauce over noodles, completely covering noodles. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.


4 Spray piece of aluminum foil large enough to cover baking dish with cooking spray. Tightly cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down. Bake about 30-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly and noodles are soft. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. Serve with guacamole, salsa,lettuce and sour cream.

* We really liked this in the family I think that it could a little more Fajita Seasoning so I would use 1 1/2 packets next time but it was really good and super simple to put together. I will for sure make this again and also I think that it would be really good using chicken. I give it a 4 1/2

18 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! What a great twist on lasagna!!

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  2. MMMM! This is definitely MY kind of dish - I love Mexican...and simple too. Glad to find you...Pinning!

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  4. Thanks for introducing me to your blog! The first thing I see it this delicious recipe! OH MY! With me married to an Italian and Loves Mexican food, this hit the spot! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and introducing me to yours. Have a great day!

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  6. This sounds really good! I love anything taco/fajita/burrito. :)

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  7. Wow this looks so yummy! This is really something I would like to make. Thanks for visiting Mrs Foxs Sweets. I am a follow of yours now too :)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! And by the way, this looks delish :) Fajitas + Lasagna in one dish... I'm sold. Can't wait to look at your other yummy recipes!!

    XOXO,
    Juliana
    www.piecelovecooking.com

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  10. I've been looking for just this recipe... I was googling "Mexican lasagna." I'm pinning it to try next week. I wonder how well this freezes? I set-up Italian lasagnas and freeze before baking. Hmmmm.

    I'm your newest follower and look forward to finding more great recipes!

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  13. yum! the printer version is great. thank you!

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  14. Oh, gosh, I know the family would love this dish!!! So delish!!! Thanks for leading me to your blog...I'm loving your recipes :)

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  15. This looks soooo good. The whole family would LOVE this.

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  16. I just made this and the flavors were great! Thanks so much for the recipe...my review will be up next week at heatskitchen.blogspot.com!

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