Spicy Lasagna

Spicy Lasagna

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Give the classic lasagna a Latin kick with crumbled spicy chorizo and a hint of green peppers. The ideal meal to make-ahead or for a large family feast.

25 mins. to Prepare

45 mins. Cooking Time

15 mins. Standing Time cooling

85 mins. Total

Servings: 10 servings

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COOK beef, stirring occasionally, in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; add chorizo, bouillon, 1 teaspoon black pepper, oregano and coffee granules. Stir to mix well.

ADD bell pepper, onion, garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.

Step 3 of 11

ADD diced tomatoes with juice; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

COOK lasagna noodles according to package directions. Spray two large baking sheets with cooking spray. Drain noodles and lay flat to dry in single layer on baking sheets.

Step 5 of 11

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

Step 6 of 11

COMBINE ricotta cheese, egg, Cotija cheese and remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Set aside.

ADD ½ cup tomato sauce to bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 8 of 11

ADD a layer of 3 lasagna noodles, ricotta mixture, then second layer of 3 lasagna noodles.

Step 9 of 11

ADD ½ of the meat mixture, a third layer of 3 lasagna noodles, 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese and remaining meat mixture.

Step 10 of 11

TOP with final layer of 3 noodles, remaining tomato sauce and remaining 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese. Sprinkle with basil.

BAKE, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 10 servings
Calories from Fat290
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g50%
Saturated Fat 17g84%
Cholesterol 145mg49%
Sodium 1060mg44%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 2g10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A20%
Vitamin C30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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