Cook first 5 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender and beef crumbles and is no longer pink.
Stir in salsa and next 3 ingredients. Cook 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Layer 1 cup beef mixture, 2 tortillas (overlapping edges), and 1/2 cup cheese in a lightly greased 7- x 5- x 1 1/2-inch baking dish. Repeat layers once. Repeat procedure with 3 additional 7- x 5- x 1 1/2-inch baking dishes. Cover dishes with nonstick aluminum foil.
Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes; uncover and bake 5 more minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with desired toppings.
Note: To use a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish, prepare recipe through Step Omit 4 corn tortillas. Layer one-third beef mixture, 6 tortillas (overlapping edges), and 2 cups cheese. Repeat layers with one-third beef mixture, remaining 6 tortillas, remaining beef mixture, and ending with remaining 2 cups cheese. Bake, covered, at 350° for 40 minutes; uncover and bake 10 more minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
I make this all the time, I first made it in 2007 when my son brought a bunch of kids home with him from college. This was gone quickly. I have been sending little lasagnas back to school with both my son and daughter. It freezes really well, I usually double the batch and add more bean and use both black and kidney beans.
This was awsome! We dished it up on shredded lettuce and topped it with sour cream and tomatos...super yummy...I personally thought it was too spicy...but I think EVERYTHING is spicy...lol...so next time I will probably only use half the chili pepper...because there will DEFINATLY be a next time. It was quick and easy to put together, and taste wonderful! This was a huge hit in our house tonight!
I made this in a 13x9x2 pan and it was fantastic. It was easy to put together too. I could not find the frozen pepper, onion, celery, blend so I diced up 1 cup fresh onion and peppers instead. I served the diced tomatoes and sour cream on a bed of shredded lettuce and put a handful of Jalapeno tortilla chips on the side. It was a huge hit! The entire family loved it! Left overs were devoured the very next day! Will make again!!
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