Dutch Oven Tortilla Lasagna

A wedge of the Tortilla lasagna removed, showing the various red, white, and brown layers of the lasagna.

Perfect for a Mexican-inspired camp meal this Dutch oven tortilla lasagna is a great main dish packed with flavor. Layers of beef, cheese, salsa, and tortillas make a meal that is pretty to look at and tasty to eat. This dish appeals to many palettes with its familiar and simple flavors. 

The tortillas replace the traditional pasta used in lasagna, in line with the Mexican theme. You may use any style of tortillas when making this. The use of corn tortillas will make it gluten-free.

Although this recipe uses a scratch-made taco-style beef layer, you could also use leftover chili for additional flavor. When serving, consider accompanying the dish with a salad to lighten the meal. Try using traditional Mexican sides like guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

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A slice of the tortilla lasagna with well defined lines of the taco style ground beef, salsa, cheese, and tortillas.
This Mexican-themed lasagna produces clear layers of the taco style ground beef, salsa, cheese, and tortillas.
Cooked Tortilla lasagna sitting in the Dutch oven waiting to be served.
The tortillas set the size of this dish and may go all the way to the edge or simply be stacked.
A full mound of a fully cooked Dutch oven tortilla lasagna on a plate ready to be served.
This bake can be served family-style for each person to take their own slice or cut and served to each person.
Looking across a Dutch oven with a baked tortilla lasagna inside.
You can choose to use mild to spicy salsa, depending on the heat level that you prefer.
A wedge of the Tortilla lasagna removed, showing the various red, white, and brown layers of the lasagna.
Once removed from the Dutch oven the tortilla lasagna has a very pleasant presentation and slices well showing the different layers.

Dutch Oven Tortilla Lasagna Recipe

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A wedge of the Tortilla lasagna removed, showing the various red, white, and brown layers of the lasagna.
Perfect for a Mexican-inspired camp meal, this Dutch oven tortilla lasagna is a great main dish packed with flavor. 
Preparation 25 minutes
Cook 45 minutes
Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
CourseDinner
InfluenceMexico
DifficultyBeginner
MethodBake

Ingredients

Taco Ground Beef

  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons Mexican seasoning
  • 1 yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

To Assemble

  • 6 tortillas
  • 3 cups salsa
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican Cheese

Equipment

  • pot
  • 12 inch Dutch oven

Directions

Taco Ground Beef

  • In a pot add the ground beef and Mexican seasoning. Stir while cooking until brown.
  • Add the diced onions and the crushed garlic. Continue cooking until the onions are transparent. Put aside until needed.

To Assemble

  • Start to assemble the layers of the lasagna in the Dutch oven. Start the base with a tortilla, a third of the taco beef, one cup of cheese, a tortilla, then a cup of salsa. Repeat the pattern 3 times.
  • Having finished three complete layers top with the last cup of cheese.  
  • Set the Dutch oven to cook at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). This is done with 8 charcoal briquets on the bottom and 17 on the top.
  • Cook for 45 minutes, this is typically the burn time of one set of charcoal briquettes. As all the ingredients are cooked the main goal is to heat it through and melt the cheese.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes after cooking to set slightly before removing from the Dutch oven and slicing to serve.
    Tip: Do not slice in the Dutch oven as it is possible to damage the seasoning.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 559kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 38gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 1020mgPotassium: 667mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 609IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 493mgIron: 4mg

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