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Lasagne Mexicane Recipe

Updated on March 1, 2018
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Lynsey enjoys cooking and baking at home and loves to share favourite recipes. The easier, the better.

Mexican Style Lasagne!
Mexican Style Lasagne!
5 stars from 2 ratings of Lasagne Mexicane

This is an easy lasagne recipe, with a twist. With only a few, small variations to the standard recipe, you can turn plain old lasagne into a spicy, mexican inspired meal! Any extra cheese sauce can also be used as a tasty nacho cheese dip!

Pyrex 1107101 Basics Clear Oblong Glass Baking Dishes, 2 Piece Value Plus Pack Set
Pyrex 1107101 Basics Clear Oblong Glass Baking Dishes, 2 Piece Value Plus Pack Set

I love using these glass dishes as they are almost indestructable ( I have dropped one a couple of times now on the hard kitchen floor) Plus they allow you to see if everything is bubbling along nicely as you bake.

 

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 8-10 Large Portions

Ingredients

  • 1 Large onion, Chopped
  • 2 Jars Chille Con Carne Sauce
  • 2 Packs Cheese Sauce Mix
  • 2 Packs Fresh Lasagne Sheets
  • 1 Pack Doritos
  • 1 Block Mexicana Cheese
  • 2 Tbs Tex Mex seasoning
  • 2 Packs Mince

Chilli Mince

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chop onionbrown mince, add onion and spicedrain mince then add chilli sauce
chop onion
chop onion
brown mince, add onion and spice
brown mince, add onion and spice
drain mince then add chilli sauce
drain mince then add chilli sauce

Cheese Sauce

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add mexicana cheese to cheese sauceheat until melted and thickened
add mexicana cheese to cheese sauce
add mexicana cheese to cheese sauce
heat until melted and thickened
heat until melted and thickened

Build Lasagne

layer and spread pasta, cheese, chilli,pasta,cheese,chilli....
layer and spread pasta, cheese, chilli,pasta,cheese,chilli....
top with doritos and mexicana
top with doritos and mexicana

Method

  1. Brown the mince while chopping the onion, then toss the onion in when ready, along with the tex-mex seasoning.
  2. Drain any fat out of the mince when cooked. (This is optional, some people prefer to keep the fat for flavour)
  3. Return the mince to the heat, and add the jars of chilli sauce. (I am aware that a lot of my recipes include off the shelf ingredients, this is simply because I don't like food prep, but feel free to replace these elements with home made versions)
  4. While the Chilli is cooking, begin heating the Cheese sauce. You can either use the stuff from a jar, from a packet or make your own, its up to you. Never allow the cheese sauce to boil, just heat it gradually.
  5. Then add approx. half of the block of Mexicana Cheese, grated, to the cheese sauce and stir constantly. The sauce should begin to thicken. Again, do not allow it to boil.
  6. Once the chilli is cooked (after approx. 20 mins), and the sauce has thickened, begin to layer your lasagne in a large oven dish. Lasagne sheets first, then cheese sauce, then chilli, then repeat. Again, it's up to you what lasagne sheets you use, but I prefer to use fresh sheets, as i can cut them with scissors to the shape of the dish I'm using, rather than trying to crudely snap dried pieces... plus, fresh pasta cooks so much quicker)
  7. I usually have about 3 layers of chilli in my lasagne, but it's up to you how many you include, and how much sauce you have!
  8. Top off the final layer with a final layer of pasta sheets, and some cheese sauce. Then sprinkle some Doritos over the top, and top with the remaining Mexicana Cheese.
  9. Bake in the oven at about 180C for 10-15 mins at most. Remember, everything is already well cooked, you're really just melting the cheese and browning the top.

ta-dah!

Mexican Style Lasagne
Mexican Style Lasagne

© 2013 Lynsey Harte

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    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      3 years ago from Glasgow

      It tastes amazing too! I made this exact recipe using pulled pork, too! Slow cooked the pork as normal, removed the chilli sauce, and done the rest as normal, it was delicious. I was thinking of doing a tikka lasagna, I'm sure that would be really good!!

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      Pollyanna Jones 

      3 years ago from United Kingdom

      My goodness, this looks absolutely delicious! I have tried chicken tikka lasagne, but not Mexican style. I must give this a try.

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      4 years ago from Glasgow

      It is definitely a twist on a couple of classic dishes here!!!! Let me know how it goes!

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      Hajer 

      4 years ago from Tunisia

      OMG I love mexican food! I'll try it as soon as I can!

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      4 years ago from Glasgow

      I must admit, Beaddoodler, I'm not sure. It is usually wolfed down before I have a chance to test the theory! I have made it and ate it about 3 days later and it has been absolutely fine, but haven't experimented with freezing it. I don't expect there would be any problems in freezing it as everything is fresh. You could also reduce the ingredients accordingly and make a smaller batch? Let me know your findings if you do try it :)

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      Jennie Hennesay 

      4 years ago from Lubbock TX

      Oh my goodness this sounds delicious. I love lasagna but Mexican food is my favorite. I've gotta try this. Does it keep well? I live alone.

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Excellent! It is super tasty! Thanks for the shares :-)

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      Renee 

      5 years ago

      Will be doing this the soonest...once i am done with the spicy rice...shared, tweeted, and pinned.

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Thanks so much!!! Unfortunately, my family are fussy eaters, but when I make it for just myself (a tiny mini version) I add everything! lol Really thickens the sauce too! Let me know if you like it when you try it :P

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      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      This looks delicious ! I used to put mushrooms + broccoli in mine as well.

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Thanks a lot for your comment! Hope you enjoy trying it!

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      Joy56 

      5 years ago

      oops I meant it varies so much......

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      Joy56 

      5 years ago

      looks absolutely delightful, I love lasagne........ It very so much depending on who makes it, this looks super scrummy with a crunchy layer.

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Why can't you eat lasagne? Gluten or wheat intolerance? I'm sure u can get gluten/ wheat free pasta sheets?

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      Steven Escareno 

      5 years ago

      shame i can't eat lasagna, as this sounds delicious, but ill be sure to share this one with my followers. who knows? maybe they might want to make this. :)

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Awwwh! Thanks! It's super easy to make, you should try it! :-)

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Thanks! I sometimes feel silly including pictures of chopped onion, but some people might find it useful? Lol hope you enjoy it!

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      Ceres Schwarz 

      5 years ago

      Oh wow this looks like a really good recipe. I love lasagna. This Mexican style lasagna recipe looks really tasty. Your images of the finished lasagna look delicious and now I want to try some. The rest of your images on the cooking process really help to show readers what to do and how to make the recipe.

    • sparkleyfinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Thank you both! It certainly goes down a treat in my house! Let me know how you enjoy it :-)

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Wow. This looks simply mouth watering. Thank you for sharing.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy! This looks great. I love any kind of Mexican food. Pinning this to try!

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