Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hubby's Mexican Lasagna

I don't know what power Rachael Ray has over men (including my husband), but after today all I can say is "thank you, Rachael Ray"! I came home from work today and was surprised to find my hubby in the kitchen, actually cooking! When he opened the oven I have to admit I was very impressed and when I finally tasted his first casserole attempt I was proud, not only because it turned out great, but because he spent all day planning and making this meal just for me. I love my hubby and his cooking! 

Mexican Lasagna
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast, available in the packaged meats case
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup medium heat taco sauce or 1 (14-oz) can stewed or fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • Salt
  • 8 (8 inch) spinach flour tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar or shredded pepper jack
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil - twice around the pan. Add chicken and season with chili powder, cumin, and red onion. Brown the meat, 5 minutes. Add taco sauce or stewed or fire roasted tomatoes. Add black beans and corn. Heat the mixture through, 2 to 3 minutes then season with salt, to your taste.
Coat a shallow baking dish with remaining extra-virgin olive oil, about 1 tablespoon oil. Cut the tortillas in half or quarters to make them easy to layer with. Build lasagna in layers of meat and beans, then tortillas, then cheese. Repeat: meat, tortilla, cheese again. Bake lasagna 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly. Top with the scallions and serve.

Hubby's Yummy Mexican Lasagna


Gabbie said...

I was really surprised too! It actually tasted great I never would have pegged my brother, of all people, for a cook. That was sweet though, I guess you're rubbing off on him.

Adriana said...

Me too! I actually packed some for lunch tomorrow too! He says he's gonna try to cook more. Wow!

Izzy said...

Okay... now I guess I need to get my hubby to watch Rachel Ray too... Noel did a great job looks really yummie!! I wish I was having that for lunch just now... Lucky Adriana!! =)

Veronica said...

I'm impressed!!! Looks yummy. Good job Noel!

Adriana said...

It was really yummy, I'm so proud and I think he was too, because he wanted me to add the recipe to "our" recipe box!

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