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Howdy Y'all Lasagna


Posted: May 10

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Howdy, partner! After a long day running about, you're looking for a dish that's as welcoming as the name suggests. Howdy Y'all Lasagna opens the door and lets you take off your shoes, so you can relax after blazing those trails; every bite is meaty, melty, and spicy with layers of taco beef, cottage cheese, and tortillas. Topped with creamy Monterey Jack, Howdy Y'all Lasagna is a bubbly and bountiful dish that greets you warmly once you sit down at the table.


Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 (1.25-ounce) package of taco seasoning
1 (14.5-ounce) can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can of tomato sauce
1 (4-ounce) can of green chiles, chopped
2 cups 4% cottage cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas, torn
3 1/2 Monterey Jack cheese, plus more to taste, shredded
tortilla chips, optional, crushed, for topping
salsa, optional, for topping
avocado, optional, cubed, for topping

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 3

In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4

Drain the fat from the skillet.

Step 5

Add the seasoned salt, taco seasoning, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chiles.

Step 6

Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 7

In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese and eggs.

Step 8

In the prepared baking dish, layer 1/2 of the meat sauce, 1/2 of the tortilla pieces, 1/2 of the cottage cheese mixture, and 1/2 of the Monterey Jack cheese, in that order.

Step 9

Repeat the layers.

Step 10

Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Step 11

Let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 12

Serve with your favorite toppings.


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