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Chorizo Lasagna

Anyone here like chorizo? For those who don’t know, chorizo is a spicy sausage that is used in a lot of Mexican or Spanish recipes. I decided to use it in a lasagna… And it was delicious!

Topped with cheese and filled with lots of yummy spices, this dish is sure to be a family favorite.

And…. it can be made dairy free! See the notes at the bottom of the recipe.

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Chorizo Lasagna


  • Author: Pass Your Plates

Description

Delicious chorizo packed into cheesy layers.


Scale

Ingredients

1 pound chorizo

½ red onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce

1 large can diced green chiles

2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder

2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon cayenne

1 can pinto beans, drained

16 oz cream cheese, softened

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, minced

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons oregano

Salt and black pepper

Corn tortillas

1 10 oz can red enchilada sauce

2 cups sharp cheddar (white or yellow), shredded

1 cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded

Scallions, chopped


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and brown the chorizo, breaking it up as it cooks. Add the red onion and garlic and cook until softened and fragrant.

Add the tomatoes, enchilada sauce, diced green chiles, chipotle powder, cumin, paprika, and cayenne and stir to combine. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add the pinto beans and heat through.

Meanwhile, stir together the softened cream cheese, green chiles, jalapeno pepper, eggs, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour a little bit of the next can of enchilada sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Cut the tortillas in half to make them easy to layer with. Put tortillas in the bottom of the pan. Top with the meat mixture, then the cream cheese mixture, then cheese. Repeat: tortillas, meat, cream cheese mixture, cheese.

Pour a little of the remaining sauce on top, then sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is brown and bubbly.

Top with the scallions and serve.

Notes

How do I make this dairy free? Substitute tofu or avocados for the cream cheese. Or, use vegan cheese for the shredded cheese; Target and Whole Foods have some great varieties of shredded vegan cheese. 

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