Mexican Lasagna
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Mexican Lasagna

     'Mexican lasagna is a twist on the classic Italian dish.

In this recipe we use Tortilla Wraps in place of Pasta Sheets and the Beef is cooked in an Iconic Mexican sauce called Mole.

This dish is packed full of flavour and topped with Cheese. 

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Ingredients

Mole :  

  • 60 g Beef Dripping (Lard)
  • 60 g Flour (Plain)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 1 teaspoon of Chopped Garlic
  • 1/2 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 70 g Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 30 g Unsalted Peanuts
  • 30 g Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon (1 Stick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Medium Chilli (Diced & seeded)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Powder
  • 750 ml of Chicken Stock ( 4 stock cubes)
  • 1 Clove


Bolognese : 

  • 400 g Minced Beef
  • 100 g of Tortilla Chips
  • 150 g Sweet corn Kernels (1 small tin) 
  • 400 g of coldMole
  • 1/2 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 60 g Grated Cheese
  • 8 6" Tortilla Wraps

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Method

For the Mole : 

  • Melt the 60 g of beef dripping or lard in a pan.
  • Fry off the onion , Garlic & Chilli until the onion is translucent

Add the following ingredients into a food processor :

  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Sun Dried tomatoes  
  • Unsalted Peanuts
  • 30 g Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Chinese five spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Chilli Powder
  • 1 Clove

When the Onions , Garlic & Chillies are cooked add them to the food processor.                                               Add a little more oil to the pan then add the 60 g of flour to form a roux.

  • Add the 750 ml of Chicken stock to the pan
  • Mix well.
  • Add the contents of the food processor to the stock and mix together well.
  • Leave to cook on a low heat for 30 minutes.

For the Bolognese : 

  • Put the Tortilla Chips in a food processor.
  • Fry the mince beef in a large pan with a little oil.
  • Add the Processed Tortilla chips.
  • Add the Sweetcorn Kernels.
  • Add1/2 tin (200 g) Chopped Tomatoes.
  • Mix in 400 g of coldMole

Putting the Lasagne together : 

  • Line the bottom of an oven dish with 2 to 3 Tortilla wrappes
  • Add a layer of the Minced Beef mixture.
  • Add another layer of Tortilla wraps.
  • Add another layer of Minced Beef mix
  • Add the final layer of Tortilla wraps.
  • Add 100 - 200 ml of Mole to the top layer, then cover with the grated cheese
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is cooked and crispy brown.