Hungry Nurse Meal Prep – Mexican Lasagne

Mexican Lasagna

Busy shifts require quick, nutritious solutions. I cook this for the family and heat it up as required. I can pop the portions in a box and make great meals for the microwave at work.

 Prep Time 20 minutes | Cook Time 1 hour | Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes | Servings 4-6 | Calories 499kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 500g minced beef beef 
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 3 diced green chillies
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can sweetcorn, drained
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 350g enchilada sauce divided use
  • 12 flour tortillas 8 inch size
  • 150g grated cheddar cheese divided use
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaf
  • cooking spray
  • toppings such as sour cream and guacamole optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Coat a 9″x13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula, for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning until the meat and onions are thoroughly coated.
  • Add the green chillies, diced tomatoes and sweetcorn to the pan, then stir to mix everything together.
  • Add the can of refried beans. Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  • Spread a thin layer of enchilada sauce over the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Cut the tortillas in half, and layer 6 tortilla halved to fit in the dish. Spread 1/3 of the enchilada sauce over the tortillas, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese. Spread 1/3 of the bean and meat mixture over the cheese.
  • Repeat the layers, ending with layers of tortillas, enchilada sauce, and the remaining cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 20 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.
  • Sprinkle with coriander. Add any desired toppings, then cut into squares and serve.
Mexican Lasagne & Sour Cream

NUTRITION

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1621mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1193IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 401mg | Iron: 5mg