You know those videos you see on Facebook that inspire you to try something new in your kitchen but then because of the vast sea of videos sweeping through your social media… you lose it? That is what happened to me so I wish I could give credit to who brought this foodie idea to me but I can not find you!
Of course I made the recipe my own. Instead of using oven-roasted chicken breasts and peppers I made a seasoned beef filling and grilled sliced peppers on the stovetop. It is fantastic!
In a medium bowl combine 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp dried minced onion, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp onion powder and a nice dash garlic powder. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients into the ground beef. Add the seasoned beef mixture to the water in a skillet over medium heat. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula, and break up the meat as it cooks. Heat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned.
Grill slices of red and orange peppers.
Grease 1 small springform pan and grate around 1 cup of old cheddar.
I used white corn tortillas but realized too late that without some form of significant heat, the lasagna was going to be quite sweet. Next time I will go with regular wheat flour tortillas but if you like heat and want to avoid the gluten, go for it.
Place a tortilla at the bottom of the pan. You could just use a baking sheet but I find the springform pan prevents the tortillas from drying out.
Layer on some beef, peppers and cheese. Add another tortilla and press down to make as level as possible.
Keep layering and then top with sour cream and a layer of cheese. Cover with foil and put in a 350F oven for 15-25 minutes, until heated through.
Beautiful! Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Remove ring, slice and serve.
I mean, is that gorgeous or what?
This was a beautiful dinner! But as I said, next time? Wheat tortillas! Then it will be perfect.
That beef is so tasty and the tortillas stayed nice and soft, easy to slice and serve. Genius idea to slather a layer of sour cream on top like icing! Thank you to whoever came up with this ingenious way to make a Mexican lasagna. I am grateful.