Veggie Mexican Lasagna





Introduction: Veggie Mexican Lasagna

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This is a recipe that my mom gave me for Mexican lasagna. I make it using soy crumbles, but you carnivores can substitute meat if you wish. You will need:

  • One package veggie crumbles (or 1 lb. ground beef/turkey/chicken)
  • One bag frozen corn/black bean mix
  • One packet taco seasoning
  • One packet soft tortillas
  • One bag 4 cheese Mexican blend
  • One can diced tomatoes
  • An onion
  • A few cloves of garlic

Step 1: Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and preheat a medium-sized pot at medium heat on the burner. Chop the onion and garlic cloves.

Step 2: Step 2

Put a tablespoon of butter in the preheated pan, then add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they soften.

Step 3: Step 3

Add the can of tomatoes and taco seasoning. Mix well.

Step 4: Step 4

In a separate pan, brown the veggie crumbles/ground meat. If you're using veggie crumbles, you don't have to heat them too much. They will also cook in the oven, and can get mushy if they're over-cooked.

Step 5: Step 5

Add the frozen corn/black bean mixture to the onion/garlic/tomato pot and mix well.

Step 6: Step 6

After the corn/black bean mixture has been thoroughly heated, remove the pot from the burner. Finish browning the veggie crumbles/ground meat, and add to the vegetables.

Step 7: Step 7

Put the tortillas in the pan you want to cook the lasagna in, and trim them to fit. Save the excess; you may need it to fill in later.

Step 8: Step 8

Put one cup of the vegetable/"meat" mixture in the bottom of the pan and spread it out. Add two layers of tortillas (using the excess pieces to fill in holes, if needed), two more cups of the vegetable/"meat" mixture, and a generous handful of cheese. Continue these layers until you run out of ingredients.

Step 9: Step 9

Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling. If you don't want to wait, that's okay - all of the ingredients are already cooked, so you can just heat it up until the cheese melts. Enjoy!



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    15 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Can you tell me what exactly veggie crumbles are?

    Hey not sure if this was posted somewhere, but about how many servings would this make and how long would it last in the fridge? Looks yummy :)

    Sorry to say people, but unless your cheese is Enzyme and Rennet free or Vegetable Enzymes, then cheese for vegetarians is a no go. Rennet is made from baby cow's stomach lining. But, most organic brands would be okay, as long as you read the ingredients list. I like to buy Horizon Organic because they say that they milk their cows according to their cycles.

    According to their website : "Our farmers keep their cows healthy the organic way with clean living conditions, fresh air and a wholesome organic diet. If a cow does become ill, organic farmers rely on holistic and homeopathic treatments, rather than antibiotics, to bring her back to health. In fact, organic regulations strictly prohibit the use of antibiotics on dairy cows"

    So long as they're telling the truth, then we're okay. I usually buy my cheese from a local farmers market where they have small amounts of cows and treat them one on one.

    This looks yummy! But can you do me a favour and put that glass chopping board in the bin and replace it with a plastic or Wooden one? Glass boards dull knives, dull knives need more pressure, More pressure means more you see where I'm heading? I'm going to try this though, it looks great

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    That was exactly what I was thinking! I hate those glass cutting boards! I do second that the recipe looks great, though. ;)

    We just finished having this for dinner. OH MY GOD. So. Freaking. Good. One thing I would suggest, though, is putting more specific measurements for stuff. How many grams/oz are in the taco seasoning? How about the amount of corn/bean mixture? My mother had to guesstimate. But goodness, it was so freaking good. I think I ate too much.

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    Today i just made it~ wow!! it was the best thing ever i had :P THANK YOU I HOPE YOU WILL MORE RECIPE!

    Wow. At first I thought it said Veggie Chicken Lasagna. And I instantly thought of the cook at my scout camp for some reason.

    looks like I know what I'm make for dinner next week (all of next week)

    This looks delicious! I'm going to make it asap for my family. Thank you!

    This looks SO delicious. I'm going to see if I can get my mom to make it. Yum!

    I had this on a snowboarding trip a couple months ago and it was really good.