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Enchilada Lasagna

2/2/2016, 9:43 p.m.
SERVINGS: 8

SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) enchilada sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 can (4 oz) whole green chiles, drained, chopped
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (16 oz)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1 can of enchilada sauce, the cumin and salt; set aside. In small bowl, mix egg, cottage cheese and chiles; set aside.
  3. Using remaining can of enchilada sauce, ladle 1/3 cup of the sauce into baking dish. Top with 4 noodles, half of the beef mixture (about 1 3/4 cups), half of the cottage cheese mixture (about 1 cup) and 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 4 noodles. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over noodles. Spoon tomatoes over sauce.
  4. Cover; bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 2 cups shredded cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.