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April 15, 2014

Mexican Style Lasagna soon to be "Pritikinized"

Cinco De Mayo has been on my mind lately and one of my favorite Mexican dishes is this Mexican Style Lasagna....all in one dish.  We have been trying to eat a bit lighter lately here at home and when I received an invite to enter a blogger contest hosted by  Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Miami, FL., where you enter a recipe you love and challenge the chef at Pritikin to  “Pritikinize” {or lighten up} the recipe, making it healthy to eat...I just HAD to enter.

For more information about Pritikin, see below.

Mexican food is probably my favorite type of food to eat.  This Mexican Style Lasagna does not disappoint...melted cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, beef and more, all layered into one dish.  SO good.

So here's what you need to do.  Chop up 1/2 an onion and throw it in a skillet with one pound of ground beef to brown.

Drain any excess fat.  Add one can each of corn, black beans {rinsed}, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and taco seasoning.

Simmer for 15 minutes.

In a baking dish, begin layering.  Start with 1/3 of the mixture.

Add a layer of flour tortillas.

More mixture and sprinkle some grated cheese on top of that.

Keep layering until all mixture is used.  Before adding the top layer of tortillas and cheese, spread some sour cream over the mixture {optional}.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Enjoy!  SO good!

Mexican Style Lasagna

1 lb of ground beef or turkey
1 medium yellow onion, chopped {or half a large}
1 15 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can corn, drained
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
1 4 oz can green chilies {optional}
1 package taco seasoning
Flour tortillas
2 cups grated cheese {I used Mexican blend}
Sour cream {optional}

Brown ground beef and onion in pan.  Drain any excess fat.  Add stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, black beans, green chilies and taco seasoning.  Simmer 10-15 minutes to blend.  Place 1/3 of the mixture in a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Place a layer of tortillas on top, add more mixture and sprinkle with grated cheese. Continue layering until all mixture is gone.  Add some sour cream to the mixture for the last layer, if desired. Finish with a layer of tortillas and grated cheese.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Pritikin Anniversary event from Thursday, May 29th-Saturday, May 31st.
Pritikin Longevity Center is recognized as one of the nation’s premier health and wellness centers, offering life-changing results in a luxury setting. 

"For over 30 years, more than 100,000 guests worldwide have come to the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa both to prevent and reverse problems such as excess weight, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cancer risk factors.  Over 10 million more have read Pritikin’s 10 best-selling books.  Pritikin’s one- and two-week lifestyle-change programs are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and focus on daily exercise and an eating plan based on natural, whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seafood, and limited lean meat.  Guests enjoy five gourmet meals and snacks daily, like grilled lobster, roasted bison, wild mushroom risotto, and chocolate mousse.  Pritikin is located in Miami, Florida, just 20 minutes from either the Ft. Lauderdale or Miami airport." 
For more information about Pritikin, please visit their website at:  Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa
and their Facebook page:  Pritikin Facebook Page

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