Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Happy Cinco De Mayo! This Mexican Tortilla Lasagna is the perfect dinner to help celebrate the day! With delicious layers of ground beef, corn and black beans, this lasagna can satisfy even the biggest appetite! Now- go make yourself a margarita while this tasty dinner is in the oven!

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna on a plate with salsa and sour cream on the side

Mexican food is my ALL TIME favorite. Amanda actually teases me about how often I frequent our local restaurant! The chips, queso, guac, salsa, tacos, rice and beans…I just love it all! I started to make this recipe in order to sneak in an extra night of mexican dishes around my house! It could disguised it as lasagna, right?!😂 Maybe they won’t know it isn’t Italian? Ha!

What is Mexican Lasagna?

Mexican Lasagna is layers of ingredients that you would normally find in mexican food. You use flour tortillas instead of pasta, and instead of spaghetti sauce, you use enchilada sauce or salsa. There are many different variations to Mexican Lasagna, but our recipe is kid tested and father approved! 😉

What to serve with Mexican Lasagna:

This dinner is definitely a meal all by itself, but if you would like to serve a side with it, here are a few ideas.

  • Yellow rice
  • Refried beans
  • Salad
  • Fruit (oranges, strawberries, mango)
Ingredients for Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Ingredients for our Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

  • Tortillas
  • Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Black Beans
  • Fire Roasted Corn
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Cheddar Cheese

How to make our Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef, rinse and drain. Season with taco seasoning. Set aside.

Browned ground beef on the stove with taco seasoning

Slice 9 of your 12 tortillas in half. Leave the remaining 3 whole. Rinse and drain black beans and drain corn. In a 9×13 dish, Place 6 tortilla halves (3 whole tortillas) around the bottom of the dish with the cut (flat) side facing out.

Tortillas cut to fit into baking dish with ingredients on the side

Place one whole tortilla in the center to form a layer of tortilla. It is okay if there are small holes, it doesn’t have to be perfect!

First layer of Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Spread about 1/3 of your ground beef on top of the tortillas. Repeat using 1/3 of the beans and 1/3 of the corn. Pour about 1/4 of the enchilada sauce (about 7oz) over this layer. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on top.

Ground beef spread across tortillas in a baking dish
Ground beef and black beans spread over tortillas in a baking dish
Ground beef, black beans, and corn spread over tortillas in a baking dish
Ground beef, black beans, and corn spread over tortillas in a baking dish with enchilada sauce poured over top

Repeat this 2 more times with the final layer using the remaining 1/2 of the enchilada sauce and 1 cup of cheese.

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna assembled and ready to place in the oven

Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes until it starts to bubble. Allow lasagna to sit for about 15 minutes before serving- this will help it hold its layers together when serving!

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna hot out of the oven
Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

You may have already noticed by now, but about 1/2 of the things we make here on our site go great in a tortilla…I take full responsibility for that!😝 I love how versatile they are and all of the fun combinations you can come up with for such a simple ingredient. We may not have a loaf of bread in the house at all time, but tortillas? Always. Hope you enjoy!

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Yield: Serves 6-8

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 Flour Tortillas
  • 1lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 oz. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 15oz can Black Beans
  • 1 14.75oz can Fire Roasted Corn
  • 1 28oz can Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. Brown ground beef, rinse and drain. Season with taco seasoning. Set aside.
    3. Slice 9 of your 12 your tortillas in half. Leave the remaining 3 whole.
    4. Rinse and drain black beans and drain corn.
    5. In an ungreased 9x13 dish, Place 6 tortilla halves (3 whole tortillas) around the bottom of the dish with the cut (flat) side facing out.
    6. Place one whole tortilla in the center to form a layer of tortilla.
    7. Spread about 1/3 of your ground beef on top of the tortillas.
    8. Repeat using 1/3 of the beans and 1/3 of the corn.
    9. Pour about 1/4 of the enchilada sauce (about 7oz) over this layer.
    10. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on top.
    11. Repeat this 2 more times with the final layer using the remaining 1/2 of the enchilada sauce and 1 cup of cheese.
    12. Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes until it starts to bubble.
    13. Allow lasagna to sit for about 15 minutes before serving.
    14. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 677Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1946mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 9gSugar: 10gProtein: 35g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)



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