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Taco Lasagne Recipe

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2 lbs. ground beef
2 pkgs. taco seasoning mix
4 cloves crushed garlic
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 ½ cup water
1 T. cornmeal
2 pkgs. corn or flour tortillas
1 jar salsa
1 cup sliced green onions
16 oz. sour cream mixed with 1 T. chili powder
3 cups each of shredded Monterey Jack + cheddar cheese

Cook beef until brown and drain well. Add taco seasoning, garlic, cayenne pepper and water. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Set aside. Sprinkle cornmeal in bottom of 9x13 pan. Place 6 tortillas in bottom of pan overlapping and extending up edges slightly.
Layer in the following order:
1 cup salsa, ½ meat mixture (about 2 cups), ½ cup green onions, 1 cup sour cream, 2 cups combined cheeses’
Repeat starting again with 6 tortillas, salsa, etc.
For top layer place 6 tortillas with remaining salsa on top. Bake 375 for 40 min. and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Continue cooking untill cheese
is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.




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