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Taco Lasagna

Dinner is easy with this tasty Taco Lasagna. Seasoned ground beef, rice and beans are layered between tortilla shells and topped with cheese!

My favorite Taco Lasagna is an easy dinner recipe that combines my favorite tex mex flavors into one beefy, cheesy casserole dish! | This Gal Cooks

Taco Lasagna

I’ve been craving Mexican food lately (ok, well, it’s more of a constant craving – I don’t think I’ve ever been sick of Mexican food) so tonight I decided to make Taco Lasagna. This is something I basically threw together, with a little inspiration from other recipes I’ve made, such as my Chicken Enchilada Casserole.  This made a decent sized casserole that will offer leftovers to Ken and I for the next couple of days. So if you are looking to cook for a small family or make something that will last for a few days for a couple (perfect for during the week if you work and don’t feel like cooking every night when you get home from work) then this recipe is perfect for you!

Taco Lasagna

Taco Lasagna

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1.75lbs of ground beef
  • 1 cup of uncooked rice
  • 1 4.5oz can of diced green chilis
  • 1 10oz can of enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups of black beans
  • 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp of Cilantro, torn into pieces
  • 2 tbsp of taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • Jalapenos for the topping (optional)
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Guacamole for garnish
  • 8x8 baking dish


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cook rice according to package directions (I used my handy rice cooker)
  3. In a large pot or skillet, brown the beef. Once cooked, drain and return to the pot. Add the 1tbsp of water and the taco seasoning to the meat. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the rice, beans, 1/2 of the enchilada sauce, diced chilis, chipotle pepper and the cilantro. Mix well.
  5. Layer the bottom of the baking dish with 4 corn tortillas. Spread half of the beef mixture on top of the tortillas. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese over the beef and then add a layer of half of the rice/bean mixture. Pour a little of the enchilada sauce over the rice/bean mixture. Add another layer of 4 corn tortillas, the rest of the beef, another 1/3 of the cheese, the rest of the rice/bean mixture and then pour a little of the enchilada sauce over the rice/bean mixture. Add another layer of 4 corn tortillas and top with the rest of the enchilada sauce, the rest of the cheese and the jalapenos.
  6. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 844 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 16g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 154mg Sodium: 913mg Carbohydrates: 71g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 56g


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17 comments on “Taco Lasagna”


    I'm drooling like crazy over here. SUCH a great idea. Pinned it for future reference, but this is without a doubt, going on my grocery list next time!

  2. Yum! It's funny we both made Taco Lasagna this week :) Pinning it!

  3. Oh my word! This looks so good! My family will love this especially my hubbie! Thanks so much for sharing, Pinning!

  4. I like the addition of rice. Beans I endure, rice I love! Will try this soon.

  5. This looks delicious and super easy! I'm a mexican food fanatic myself!

  6. Looks great! Love mexican food! Stopping by from the Blog Hop! Hope you'll visit back!


  7. Yummy. We are having 'normal' lasagna today for lunch, but this looks so good we will have to try it at some point. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am following you back.


  8. Yes! I was hoping you would post this!! It goes so dang well with your Guacamole!!! OH Man I am making this next week! Thank you!!!

  9. I'd make this immediately if it wasn't a bazillion degrees out! I'm now craving Mexican food in a big way, too…and this will be on our menu soon!

  10. This looks like a recipe my entire family will enjoy. Please share it on my foodie friday party today. I will pin it too.

  11. Pinning this now! :) The boys would love this (minus the beans, lol!).

  12. This sounds great. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch

  13. Oh my…don't show this to my husband because I WILL have to make it all the time! But, seriously, it looks amazing!

  14. I just found out, that “Cinco De Mayo” is this Sunday (this year) this will be a perfect dish for the occasion! ;-)

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  16. This looks delicious! Just pinned it! Sharing some SITS Girls comment love:) Thanks for stopping by my blog today as well.