Mexican Lasagna with Refried Beans

  • Yield: 8 servings

'I created this recipe to save time by not having to precook, cool and drain the lasagna noodles. We think it tastes just as good without all the steps of noodle preparation.'


1 1/2pounds ground beef, browned
1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
1/2teaspoon dried oregano
2teaspoons ground cumin
3/4teaspoon garlic powder
12 uncooked lasagna noodles
2 1/2cups water
2 1/2cups salsa
2cups sour cream
3/4cup slice green onions
1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives
1/2cup grated cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine browned beef, beans, oregano, cumin and garlic powder.
  3. Place 4 lasagna noodles in bottom of baking dish. Spread half the beef mixture over noodles. Top with 4 more noodles and remaining beef mixture. Cover with remaining noodles.
  4. Combine water and salsa. Pour over noodles. Cover with foil. Bake 1 1/2 hours or until noodles are tender.
  5. Combine sour cream, onions and olives. Spoon over casserole and top with grated cheese. Bake uncovered until cheese melts. Remove and let stand to set.

Recipe by Gwen Swanson, Pukwana, S.D.