This is a very easy recipe that I created for my family. My husband is from Mexico and he loves spicy foods. Me? Not so much, but I try to find a happy medium. Burritos are delicious, but any true Mexican will tell you that they aren’t a Mexican original. Invented in 1910 by an entrepreneurial businessman, burritos are the white man’s Mexican food. Juan Mendez prepared the burritos and took them across the Rio Bravo to United States during the Mexican Revolution. The Yanks across the river couldn’t get enough!
Delicious? Yes, but not traditional Mexican fare. Nonetheless, my family knows yummy when they see it, ergo: my creation! Without further ado, Mexican Burrito Lasagna!
You will need:
- 8-10 large tortillas ( I prefer flour tortillas. Corn tortillasmake this “lasagna” an enchilada lasagna, but I digress)
- A large bar of mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
- Red or green Mexican salsa of your choice
- 1 can of stewed tomatoes (with chilies, if possible)
- Refried beans
- Shredded chicken or ground beef
- 1 green pepper
- 1 onion
- 1 small can jalapeños or black olives (or both!)
I’m sorry if my amounts aren’t very precise. I just wing it every time. It’s almost impossible to mess this one up. You can make it more or less spicy, leave out the olives, add corn, sour cream, cilantro, bacon bits, whatever you like!!!
Let me know in the comments if you try it. I’d love to hear about your modifications and your success! Happy cooking! 🙂