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Mexican Lasagna

Lasagna with a Mexican twist. Chorizo & fire roasted tomato sauce, tortillas and 2 kinds of cheese. Hungry yet?
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings



  • 12 ounces chorizo
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 14.5 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cojita cheese
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  • Brown chorizo in a pan over medium heat. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same pan that you cooked the chorizo in reserve the pan drippings and add olive oil. Cook onions and jalapeno until softened, 3- 4 minutes. Stir in fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper (if using). Bring to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Return the chorizo to the sauce.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spoon a little bit of the sauce onto the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Place 3 tortillas lengthwise in the pan to cover most of the bottom of the pan. Spoon half of the sauce over the top. Top with half of the pepper jack cheese. Place remaining three tortillas on top of the cheese. Then the remaining sauce and the remaining pepper jack cheese. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Remove from oven sprinkle with cojita cheese, green onions and cilantro. Cook for 10 more minutes or until cojita cheese has melted slightly.
  • Remove from oven and allow too cool several minutes. Slice and serve.


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