I love Mexican food and I also love lasagna so this seemed like a no-brainer when I saw the pin on Pinterest. Plus it seemed alarmingly easy.
Adapted from a recipe on The Girl Who Ate Everything.
- 1 lb of ground beef
- Packet of taco seasoning
- 8oz shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 15oz ricotta
- 24oz jar of salsa
- No-boil lasagna noodles
- 1 can of refried beans
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of taco sauce
- 1/3 cup of water
- Brown the ground beef in a skillet, drain the fat and add taco seasoning and 1/3 cup of water, mix well.
- In a greased 9×13 pan place your first layer of noodles (I put a little bit of the salsa in first so the noodles wouldn’t stick, but cooking spray would’ve been better.)
- Mix your ricotta and the egg together and spread half of it on the first layer of noodles.
- Sprinkle a third of the beef and a 1/3 of the salsa and top with 1/2 a cup of the shredded cheddar and the next row of noodles.
- Mix the refried beans and the taco sauce and use half the mixture on the next row of noodles.
- Top with 1/3 of the beef and 1/3 of the salsa and 1/2 cup of cheese. Then place the next row of noodles.
- Place the rest of the ricotta, beans, meat, salsa and cheese.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake on 400 for 1 hour.
So, I had such high hopes for this meal and I just didn’t care for it. This wasn’t a fail for everyone in the family, one of us quite liked it. For me personally, I just didn’t like the ricotta in my Mexican dish. I thought it would be great but it didn’t work for me. If I made it again, I would omit the ricotta and keep the beans. If you love ricotta this recipe might work for you and it really is pretty easy.