Sunday, March 20, 2022

Burrito Meets Lasagna


This dish is the easiest and it was a total hit in our house! 
We are all about easy meals that are quick but delicious! And something that the kiddos will eat too! 

Monday nights are usually our Taco Nights, but sometimes we like to change things up! So, we decided why not just put together a burrito and layer it like a lasagna! 

Easy prep, little to no dirty dishes but delicious!



  • 1 white onion
  • 1 garlic clove or 2 tsp of minced garlic (jar)
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (10z can)
  • 2 pounds of desired protein (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, whatever you fancy)
  • black olives (as much or as little as you'd like)
  • approx. 10-16 soft tortillas depending on size of 
  • approx. 2 cups of shredded cheese
  • green chile peppers; I usually add them at the end because of the kiddos
  • taco seasoning or sauce
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • salsa

  1. Gather all your ingredients and chop everything that needs chopping; onions, garlic (if using clove), green chile peppers, shred your cheese if you didn't buy shredded, trim your tortillas to start your base layers because they likely will be larger unless you're using a square dish.

  2. Preheat your oven to 350F! 

  3. First I cooked the meat in a large skillet over medium heat. Break up the meat as it cooks so that there are no clumps. Add in your onions and garlic. Once meat is cooked - no more pink - drain out the grease and add in beans, taco seasoning, tomatoes, chile peppers (if using) & olives. Lower the heat and allow mix to simmer to allow it to thicken a bit, approximately 30-40 mins.

  4. From here, the rest is easy! Simply layer as if you were making lasagna! Start with some of your meat mixture, approximately 2-3 tortillas stacked, meat, cheese, tortillas, etc.! Repeat until you are close to the top of your dish! Remember to leave some room for your final layer of cheese on the top!

  5. Baking until cheese starts browning and bubbling; this should take about 20-30 minutes so get the table set, get your fixin's (sour cream, cilantro, fave tortilla chips, salsa, whatever you'd like!) and of course get your kiddos ready to eat! 

Serve, enjoy and let me know what you think!