Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mexican Lasagna

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So, if you've made a whole crock-pot-ful of pulled pork or carnitas, you might want ideas for using it up? I know I often find mindself with leftovers, and I've stirred it into pasta, risotto and lately, this "kind-of-lasagna". You can totally make it vegetarian, adding veggies like zucchini and mushrooms in lieu of the meat, or use ground beef. Lamb, perhaps? I'm sure it'd all work very well. I was surprised at how the tortillas turned out very similar to pasta, once cooked - weird!

This keeps well in the freezer, and re-heats beautifully in the microwave.

Mexican Lasagna
serves 6

1 large yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 chili, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp cooking oil
800 g (two tins) crushed tomatoes
200 ml water
3 tbsp spicy salsa
2 tbsp coriander stalks, finely chopped
200 g grated cheese, sharp (I used Västerbottensost)
8 wheat tortillas
600 g carnitas meat, or ground meat. (Or veggie substitute, see above)

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Fry onions, pepper, chili and garlic in some oil. Add the tomatoes, water, salsa and coriander stalks. Cook on low heat for about 30 minutes.

Use a deep oven-proof dish, as you would for any lasagna. Layer tortillas, meat, tomato sauce and cheese. I started with sauce, and finished with sauce and cheese. I had three layers of tortillas.

Bake at 200°C for about 20 minutes. Let the lasagna set for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve with an avocado salsa, some sour cream and fresh coriander.

Recipe in Swedish:
Mexikansk lasagne

2 comments:

Matarkivet said...

What a great idea for leftovers!

The Procrastobaker said...

Anne, ive just discovered your blog through some round about route to do with Tosca cake! i cant believe i havnt been here before, ive spent a good hour saving gorgeous looking recipes from your blog, they all look so achievable and with ingredients i tend to have on hand. Seriously, new favourite blog right here!!! You have pretty much every recipe possible, and this lasagne...darn good looking :) New follower, wonderful blog!