South of the Border Lasagna

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Dec. 23, 2011

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
Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Ready In: 70 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 728Calories from Fat 458

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78.5%

Saturated Fat 18 g90%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1417 mg59.04%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 30 g60%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet