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South Of The Border Lasagna

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Ingredients
  Ground beef 1 Pound
  Tortillas 4 (7 Inch In Size)
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato sauce 15 Ounce (1 Can)
  Taco seasoning mix 1 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Canned chopped green chilies 4 Ounce, drained and divided (1 Can)
  Frozen avocado dip 6 Ounce, thawed (1 Can)
  Shredded monterey jack cheese 4 Ounce, divided (1 Cup)
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , sliced and seeded
  Hot red pepper 1 , sliced and seeded
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven at 350°.

MAKING:
2. In a skillet or wok, cook ground beef, until browned, stirring to crumble.
3. Drain well, and set aside.
4. In the skillet heat ¼ inch oil (375°).
5. Fry tortillas, one at a time, for about 5 seconds on each side or just until softened.
6. Place fried tortillas on paper towels.
7. Set aside.
8. In a medium sized saucepan combine tomato sauce and taco seasoning mix.
9. Place the pan on heat and bring to a boil.
10. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, cook for another 10 minutes.
11. Remove sauce from heat.
12. Reserve 1/4 cup sauce mixture.
13. In the remaining sauce mixture, add beef and half of green chilies.
14. In an 8- or 9-inch greased cake pan, place a tortilla and half of meat mixture.
15. Layer with a tortilla, avocado dip, 1/2 cup cheese, and remaining green chilies.
16. Top with a tortilla, remaining meat sauce, remaining tortilla, and 1/4 cup reserved sauce.
17. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.

FINALIZING:
18. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over it.
19. Bake it for 5 more minutes or until cheese melts.

SERVING:
20. Serve hot with pepper slices and parsley garnish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Lasagna
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Beef
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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