Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mexican Lasagna

                                            adapted from Taste of Home Magazine
2 c frozen corn, thawed
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, garlic, undrained  

(I just used a can of regular diced tomatoes because that is what I had on hand and then mixed in 1 clove garlic minced, and a sprinkle of basil.)

1 can chopped green chilies
3 green onions, sliced
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp ground cumin
6 corn tortillas (6 inch)
1 1/2 c shredded Mexican cheese blend
6 Tbsp plain yogurt (or sour cream)

In a large bowl, combine the corn, beans, tomatoes, chilies, green onions, oregano, and cumin.  Place 3 tortillas flat in a 11x7x2 baking dish coated with cooking spray.  (I placed two tortillas in the bottom of the dish and then cut one in half and used the halves to cover gaps on the sides.) Spread half of the corn mixture;  Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese.  Repeat layers.

Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees until heated through.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Garnish each serving with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and sprig of cilantro if desired.  

(You can add shredded chicken to the corn mixture if desired.)

*For a freezer meal, complete layering in an aluminum baking pan.  Cover tightly with 2 sheets of aluminum foil.  When ready to eat, place in oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour or until warmed throughout and cheese is bubbly. Watch closely to avoid overcooking and drying it out.

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