Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

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Dinner, Main Course Mexican
By Kelly Djalali Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 25 Minutes Cooking Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: ~55 Minutes, plus 25 minutes resting time

Savory ground beef and Mexican chorizo with corn and black beans layered between flour tortillas and cheese for a delicious Mexican Lasagna.


  • Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1.5 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Mexican Tortilla Lasagna Filling
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp. Water
  • 2 tbsp. Taco Seasoning
  • 6-8 oz. Mexican Chorizo
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • Mexican Tortilla Lasagna
  • Salsa
  • 2 Large Flour Tortillas, cut in half
  • 1 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • Optional Toppings/Garnish
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot Sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled Onions


Taco Seasoning


Mix seasonings together in a jar, shake and store in an airtight container.

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna Filling


Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F. To keep the ground beef moist through cooking, mix the ground beef in a bowl with a slurry of 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon water. Use your hands to lightly mix the slurry into the meat and then set aside.


Now, heat a skillet over medium heat and cook the ground beef until it begins to brown. Once it begins to brown, season with taco seasoning. Stir the seasoning into the beef.


Then add the chorizo. Break up and mix the ground beef and the chorizo as they cook.


Once the chorizo and the ground beef are cooked through and browned, reduce heat to low. If a lot of fat has accumulated, you can tip the pan and scoop out the excess fat with a spoon and discard. Then add the corn and the black beans.


Stir the beans and corn into the meat mixture and let them warm through for a few minutes. Then, turn off the heat. We can begin building the layers of the Mexican Tortilla Lasagna.

Build the Mexican Tortilla Lasagna


Start with a layer of salsa in the bottom of the casserole dish.


Then, two tortilla halves.


Spoon about half of the meat filling and spread over the tortillas. Add a few dollops of salsa and spread the salsa over the meat.


The third layer will be cheese. Top the meat filling (and salsa) with a mix of the cheeses.


The repeat the layers: after the cheese, add two more tortilla halves; meat filling and top with cheese.


Cover the Mexican Tortilla Lasagna and place the whole dish on a sheet pan to catch any bubbling. Slide into the preheated oven on the center rack and bake for 20 minutes. At the 20-minute mark, remove the lid and let the cheese brown slightly for about 10 minutes more.


After the 30 minutes total baking time, remove from the oven and let it sit for about 25 minutes.


After resting a cooling, slice and serve with your favorite toppings.