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Healthy Mummy home cooks are obsessing over a simple recipe for a Mexican lasagne

Home cooks are obsessing over a Mexican-inspired healthy lasagne recipe, with many saying it's the ultimate 'crowd pleaser'.

The Australian experts from The Healthy Mummy have replaced the traditional pasta sheets and béchamel sauce for healthier alternatives to create the perfect lasagne without the guilt.

To make the dish, you'll need beef mince, carrots, onions, capsicum, tomatoes, red kidney beans, taco seasoning, sour cream, cheddar cheese and wholegrain tortillas.

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Home cooks are obsessing over a Mexican-inspired healthy lasagne recipe, with many saying it's the ultimate 'crowd pleaser' 

Over medium-high heat, sauté finely chopped onion in a non-stick frying pan along with one tablespoon of water.

'This takes away the need for any added oil,' the experts said. 

Cook until the onion is soft and translucent, and water has evaporated before turning the heat to high, then adding the mince.

Break up any lumps and cook until mince is brown. Add carrot, capsicum, red kidney beans, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning and stir until the sauce thickens.

The experts suggested using 'salt reduced' beans, tomatoes and taco seasoning.

Lightly spray an oven dish with cooking spray. To assemble the lasagne, layer the dish with two tortillas, then half of the meat mixture. Continue layering with the remaining meat, then sour cream, and sprinkle cheese on top.

The Australian experts from The Healthy Mummy have replaced the traditional pasta sheets, cooking oil, and salt for healthier alternatives to create the perfect lasagne without the guilt

To make the dish, you'll need beef mince, carrots, onions, capsicum, tomatoes, red kidney beans, taco seasoning, sour cream, cheddar cheese and wholegrain tortillas

Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until cheese melts, and golden brown.

'Try serving it with light sour cream, or a simple guacamole of avocado mashed up with lemon or lime juice and salt and pepper,' they said.

'On the side you could serve a colourful salad of iceberg lettuce, diced tomato, diced red onion, diced red and yellow capsicum, grated carrot and cucumber.'

Many home cooks who made the lasagne shared pictures of their delicious creations, while others said the 'amazing' dish was a 'big hit' in their homes. 

'This is an amazing recipe... it's definitely a crowd pleaser,' one woman said,' while another added: 'Definitely a winner!'  

And one woman insisted: 'I could eat it every night, it was so delicious', while many mothers said it was the perfect dish to hide all the vegetables from their kids.

Others suggested replacing the light sour cream with Greek yoghurt to create the 'béchamel sauce' on top of the healthy lasagne. 

Mexican lasagne recipe

INGREDIENTS (serves four) 

400g premium beef mince

410g can of salt reduced red kidney beans drained and rinsed well

2 medium carrots grated

2 medium onions finely diced

1 red capsicum finely chopped 

400g can salt reduced diced tomatoes 

35g sachet salt reduced taco seasoning

5 wholegrain wraps/tortillas

1/2 cup light sour cream

1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated

METHOD

1. Preheat your oven to 180C.

2. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.

3. Sauté onion for a couple of minutes, then add 1 tbsp water (this takes away the need for any added oil) and cook until the onion is soft and translucent, and water has evaporated.

4. Increase the heat to high and add the mince.

5. Cook, stirring, until there are no lumps and mince is brown.

6. Add grated carrot, chopped capsicum, red kidney beans, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning. Stir and then simmer for 10-15 minutes until mixture has thickened.

7. Lightly spray an oven safe dish with cooking spray.

8. Layer the dish with 2 x tortillas, then half of the meat mixture, 1 x tortilla, the remaining meat mixture, 2 more tortillas, then sour cream. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

9. Cook for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Calories per serve: 575 

SOURCE: The Healthy Mummy 

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