Lidl Dinners: Mexican Lasagna


Mexican Lasagna (serves 6)

Prep Time: 15 mins                    Cook Time: 15 mins             Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

1 TBS olive oil                                                            1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 onion, finely chopped                                              1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained
1 tsp minced garlic                                                      1 7 oz can yellow corn, drained
1/4 cup red or yellow pepper, finely chopped                       1 jar enchilada cooking sauce
1 pkg taco spice                                                          red pepper flakes (to taste)
1 pkg medium flour tortillas
12 oz Mexican cheese, shredded
(optional toppings: 6 oz can sliced olives, drained; 2 scallions, finely chopped; 2 tbs chopped cilantro)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet, over medium high heat. Add onion and peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes, beans, corn, and chili spice, red pepper flakes, and 2 Tbs water and stir to combine. Allow to cook while you prepare the baking pan.
4. Smooth about 1/3 of the enchilada sauce over the bottom of a baking pan (9 x 13). Lay tortillas on the bottom of the pan, slightly overlapping until pan is covered (about 2-3 tortillas).
5. Spoon half of the corn and bean mixture over top of the tortillas, spreading evenly. Layer tortillas on top. Smooth about 1/3 of the enchilada sauce over the tortillas.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the cheese on top. Add the remaining corn and bean mixture, spreading evenly. Layer tortillas on top and spoon remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle remaining cheese.
6. Bake for 10-15 minutes (longer if everything is cold and needs to be reheated.)  Cheese should be melted.
7. Garnish with optional toppings if desired.

Serve with bag salad (on sale for $.99!) and chips and salsa.
Shopping List: 
  1. Bag of onions (you'll use lots for other recipes!): $1.79
  2. Bag of bell peppers (you'll rest for other recipes): $1.87 
  3. Bag of Mexican cheese: $1.99 
  4. 1 pkg taco seasoning: $.35 
  5. Jar of Enchilada sauce: $2.49 
  6. Medium Flour tortillas (only use part): $.99 
  7. Diced Tomatoes: $.99
  8. Minced Garlic (part): $1.79
  9. Olive Oil (part): $1.49
  10. Can Yellow Corn: $.35
  11. Can Black Beans: $.89
  12. Bag of tortilla chips (half): $.99 
  13. Jar Salsa (half): $.99 
  14. Bag salad: $.99 
This meal is so easy to make and it makes enough that we had lunches for a couple of days. It's also a great dish to take for a pot luck. What's not to love? Mexican soft tacos in a casserole! This is part of my seven days of dinners with Lidl. We spent under $90.00 for seven meals for a family of four. All meals are toddler and mom approved, and we even bought several desserts! Click here for the rest of the list.
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