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Southwest Lasagna

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Southwest Lasagna
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12
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Give an Italian pasta favorite new appeal with black beans, mild chiles, taco seasoning, and other south-of-the-border ingredients.

Ingredients

9
uncooked lasagna noodles
1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ 40% Less-Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix
3/4
cup water
1
container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
2
eggs
1
jar (26 to 28 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
can (15 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1
box (9 oz) frozen corn, thawed
2
teaspoons ground cumin
3
cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (12 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Place cookie sheet or foil in oven on rack below middle oven rack; heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 Cook lasagna noodles as directed on package; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, chiles and eggs.
  • 5 Stir pasta sauce, beans, corn and cumin into beef mixture. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated.
  • 6 To assemble lasagna, arrange 3 cooked noodles in bottom of baking dish. Spoon and spread 1/3 of ricotta mixture over noodles; top with 1/3 each of beef mixture and cheese. Repeat layers 2 more times, reserving last 1/3 of cheese.
  • 7 Place baking dish on middle oven rack; bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved cheese; bake 15 to 25 minutes longer or until lasagna is bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
170
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
29%
(
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
)
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
3g
)
Protein
25g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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