Mexican beef ‘lasagne’

Whilst not strictly 'lasagne' this Mexican-style layered dish will soon become an equally well-loved family meal.

  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large red onion (300g), sliced thinly
  • 1 medium red capsicum (bell pepper) (200g), sliced thinly
  • 400 grams minced beef
  • 800 grams canned diced tomatoes
  • 420 grams canned kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 310 grams canned corn kernels, drained, rinsed
  • 30 grams taco seasoning
  • ⅓ cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander
  • 4 x 19cm flour tortillas
  • ¾ cup (75g) coarsely grated mozzarella
  • 1 lime, cut into cheeks
Avocado salad
  • 1 large avocado (320g), chopped coarsely
  • 125 grams grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh coriander


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook onion and capsicum, stirring, about 5 minutes or until tender. Increase heat to high, add beef; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until browned. Add tomatoes, beans, corn and seasoning; simmer, for 10 minutes or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat; stir in coriander. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Line base and sides of a 20cm (8-inch) round springform pan with foil or baking paper; place on oven tray. Line base of pan with a tortilla; top with one-third of the beef mixture. Repeat layering with remaining tortillas and beef mixture, finishing with a tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until browned lightly. Stand 5 minutes before cutting.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make avocado salad. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl; season to taste.Serve 'lasagne' with avocado salad and lime cheeks.


Serve with sour cream.

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