Things I make Thursday – Mexican Lasagna

Do you have a favourite food from your childhood that you wish you could recreate? When I was little, my mom was reading a magazine and found a recipe for quick chicken enchiladas using condensed mushroom soup. While I love her version, I can’t always have it… so I made my own.

First things first: I like to make my own guacamole. I don’t like storebought because sometimes they are spicy or they taste funny… Plus, I use lemon instead of limes. I made guacamole with limes once and it was bitter.

Avocado, Tomatoes, Onions and Tomatoes

These photos are by my husband… Jaden Nyberg… check out his site jadennyberg.com. I would take these by myself, but I am not a neat cook and am already on my 4th iPhone.

I love my juicer

Juicer

Then just chop and bung everything in the bowl

Gucamole in the bowl

Now for the “lasagna”… I say lasagna because I layer it in a Corning Ware round dish.

Ingredients for lasagna

Okay, so what’s in this photo… starting from the left… taco seasoning (I got that huge thing from Costco for like $5), chicken breast, tortillas, canned chopped tomatoes, cilantro, corn (off the cob thank you very much), mushrooms, green onions, yellow peppers and onions.

Always so much chopping… I feel that way with tacos… sure I’m not assembling it, but that’s like 10% of the job… preparing and chopping is the biggest part. For some odd reason, I only use my IKEA wok for tacos or frying meat with taco seasoning. I start with a bit of oil so the chicken doesn’t stick (too much).

Frying chickn

So after you brown the chicken for a bit, I sprinkle on the taco seasoning… Sprinkle isn’t the right word… I dump in the taco seasoning with some water.

Taco Seasoning

Add in the canned tomatoes. I lied, they weren’t chopped. They are still canned…

Chicken and tomatoes

Once that cooks together, dump it all out into another bowl. Now fry the onions in the excess stuff that I didn’t masterfully pour out.

Onions in pan

Dump all the veggies in…

Veggies in IKEA pan

Oh, here’s the pan I was talking about… I added some sauce in the bottom

Corning Ware

Okay, now add the tortilla in. I buy the small ones because the pan is smaller…

Tortilla in pan

I now layer the chicken and veggies…

Filling Added
Cheese!

Oh and cheese… add the cheese… lots of cheese…

Bung it in the oven

Oven

Ta da…doesn’t it look awesome

Onions and Cilantro

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