Basic Mexican Lasagna
1 lb. of ground beef ($6.99)
3/4 cup of medium salsa ($2.50)
1 pkg. of taco seasoning mix ($1.50)
4 flour tortillas (.50)
1 can of black beans (optional) ($1.00)
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brown the meat. Stir in salsa and seasoning mix: simmer on low heat 10 min. Spread 1/2 cup onto bottom of 8x 11.5 casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with 2 tortillas.
Top with layers of 1/2 cup meat mixture, half the beans and 2 tortillas. Repeat layers. Top with remaining meat mixture.
Bake 30 min.; uncovered. Let stand for five minutes before serving.
Makes six servings. Prep time: 30 min. Cost per serving- $2.08
Additional suggestions: If you have wiggle room in your budget, you can top with cheese.