Monday, October 20, 2008

Taco Lasagna Recipe and a Menu Plan

As requested, here is the recipe for Taco Lasagna... with a picture. :) Guacamole dip and chips were a perfect side.

1/2-3/4 lb beef
1/2 cup onion

Add and simmer four minutes:
1/3 cup water
1 pack or 1 1/2 T taco seasoning*
1 can black or kidney beans
2 cups diced tomatoes

Layer with:
6 tortillas (I used home made)
1 can re-fried beans (home made as well)
2 cups cheese
1/2 cup olives (opt.)

Bake, covered, for 20-25 minutes. Serves 4. Enjoy!

* After glancing at the ingredients list on a package of taco seasoning, I realized why my mom started making her own! Here's her recipe (downsized for my little family):

1/4 cup chili powder
1/3 cup dried onion
2 T. salt
heaping T cumin
heaping T corn starch
heaping T red pepper
1/2 T garlic
1/2 T oregano
1/4 tsp thyme

And here's our menu plan for the week:


Applesauce muffins
Granola with dried fruit
Eggs and toast
Cooked oatmeal or cold cereal
Scrambled eggs
Pumpkin bread
....and lots of nice hot coffee. Ahhh... I love fall!


Sunday- Chicken soup with fresh baked Cuban bread.

Monday- Nacho casserole

Tuesday- Creamy bow ties and chicken

Wednesday- Stir fry with baked cabbage rolls

Thursday- Ham and bean soup with fresh baked bread.

Friday- Shepherd's pie

Saturday- Tuna patties and fried potatoes

Check out more menu plans here and more recipes here.


Frugal Finds said...

Looks like a great week!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mmm, that looks good! Maybe Mama will make it some time:)

Love you

Anonymous said...

That looks scrumptious! It's amazing you make your own tortilla shells! I love your list of foods for each day; hopefully I'm that organized when i get married.:)

Love you,