Tex-Mex Lasagna

Everyone knows lasagna was invented by the Italians… but what if it were invented in the south-west United States, home of the Tex-Mex cuisine?  I had this variation at the cafeteria in my office building, and threw together a recipe for that weekend’s shopping trip.  We think it turned out pretty good!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz salsa
  • 1 package flour tortilla wraps (corn tortillas also work if you prefer, plus that makes it gluten free!)


  • Brown the ground beef, and remove it to a mixing bowl
  • Dice and brown the onion and pepper, then add them to the bowl of beef
  • Add salsa and 1 cup of cheese to the bowl
  • Stir well
  • In a lasagna pan, layer ingredients:
    • Line the bottom of the pan with tortillas
    • Add half the meat mixture
    • Another layer of tortillas
    • The rest of the mixture
    • Another layer of tortillas
  • Top with the remaining cup of cheddar
  • Bake at 400′ until the cheese is bubbly.