Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Tex Mex Lasagna and Seasoned Taco Meat for the Freezer

Hello again! I'm back today with a delicious, healthy, easy recipe that you can quickly throw together with ingredients you probably have on hand.

When I purchase a big package of ground beef (when it's on sale of course!!) I try to pre-cook a few pounds and season it into taco meat. You could use a regular taco seasoning packet that you buy at the store, but I prefer to use this one, made by Victorian Epicure. It's made without added salt and makes for a healthier seasoning.

Taco Seasoned Ground Beef with Veggies
2-3 lbs extra lean ground beef
3 tbsp Epicure Fajita seasoning
3 bell peppers, sliced into smallish chunks
1 onion, diced
1 jar of your favorite salsa

In a large skillet, brown ground beef until cooked through. Add Fajita seasoning, peppers and onions and cook until veggies are tender. Add the jar of salsa and mix together.

This will make a LOT of taco meat. I usually take this mixture and divide it into four marked ziploc bags, lay them flat and freeze the bags.

Tex Mex Lasagna Recipe
One bag of seasoned taco meat with veggies (recipe above)
1 16 ounce container of low fat cottage cheese
1 package of oven-ready whole wheat lasagna noodles
2 cups jalapeno jack cheese, shredded
In a medium bowl, mix together the cottage cheese and the jalapeno jack cheese. Set aside.

In a large casserole dish, layer 1/2 of the taco meat mixture, top with lasagna noodles and 1/2 of the cheese mixture. Repeat meat, noodles and cheese.  Bake in a 350F oven for approximately 1 hour, until heated through and all of the cheese is melty and delicious.

I hope you like this one! It's one recipe that my husband goes back for seconds AND thirds!! It also tastes great for lunch the next day!

I am going to try to link this recipe up to Serenity Now, Delightful Order, A Bowl Full of Lemons and Doodles and Stitches linky parties!

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious. I'm definitely trying it. Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches!



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