Eat the Cupboard: Tex-Mex Lasagna
Alright, guys, I made another recipe with the leftover lasagna noodle. It is a rich and satisfying meal that you will be so happy you made it! So go ahead and pull out that freezer bag of noodles. We've got some baking to do.
Time: 50 minutes Makes: Four servings Cost per serving: $6.97*
Half a packet of cooked lasagna noodles
3 cups of pulled pork
320g bag of shredded cheese (Saputo taco nacho is best)
1/2 cup of sliced pickled jalapenos
One tablespoon of olive oil
540ml of black beans
One can of tomato paste
One tablespoon of Organika Beef Bone Broth
1/2 diced yellow onion
One tablespoon of chili powder
One teaspoon of taco seasoning
1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro
227ml of Enchilada sauce
Preheat oven to 350 F.
On the stove, warm up a medium-sized pan and coat it with olive oil, then cook the black beans, yellow onion, tomato paste, and bone broth powder. Mash the black beans with a fork or potato masher to your desired texture.
In a 21cm x 21cm baking dish, spread a small amount of enchilada sauce on the bottom so it's evenly covered.
Layer the baking dish as follows:
Two cups of pulled pork, 1/4 cup of pickled jalapenos, remaining enchilada sauce, and 160g shredded cheese
The whole pan of black bean and tomato paste mixture
One cup of pulled pork, 1/4 cup of pickled jalapenos, 1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro, 160g of shredded cheese, and one teaspoon of taco seasoning
*Helpful hint, with each lasagna layer, remember to press down to allow for an even distribution of toppings.
5. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and allow it to cool before serving.
From the cupboard: Tomato paste, black beans, Organika bone broth, olive oil, onion, chili powder, taco seasoning, and enchilada sauce
From the fridge: Pickled jalapeno slices and cilantro
From the freezer: Lasagna noodles and pulled pork
Now, you may be thinking, how could one slice of this lasagna be so expensive? Well, let me tell you, this is no dinky slice of frozen lasagna. These pieces are LOADED! They are equivalent to an American size restaurant serving and worth all the calories. You will not regret making this beauty of a dish.
As well, it's worth noting that if you have an Instant Pot, it is super easy to make your own pulled pork at home! I've done it a few times, and the Instant Pot website has a vast catalog that you can use as a guide to make your own at home. My favorite spices to season my pulled pork are smoked paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Don't forget a generous amount of the classic Diana sauce!
Do you have any Mexican-inspired dishes? What seasonings do you put in your pulled pork?
Until next time, stay well!
*Prices may vary, depending on where you shop