My Grandma Helen (My Mom's Mom) unfortunately passed away before I was born so I never was able to meet her. From what I hear she was an incredible woman who would do just about anything for anyone. One way that My Mom kept the spirit of my Grandma alive while we were growing up was by cooking my Grandma's recipes. One of my favorites was Mexican lasagna and I made it for Brendan this weekend so I though I would share it with all of you.
Helen's Mexican Lasagna
-1 lb. hamburger
-1 pkg. taco seasoning
-1 (15 oz.) can chili beans
-1 (10 oz.) can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and chilies
-3 large flour tortillas
-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Brown hamburger. Add taco seasoning mix. Grind beans in a food processor and add to meat mixture. Add Ro-Tel tomatoes and chilies. Simmer meat mixture for 10 minutes. Spray a small round round casserole dish with Pam. Put a small amount of meat mixture on bottom of the casserole dish, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and layer with tortilla. Repeat this process until casserole dish is full. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. After removing from oven top with shredded lettuce, black olives, chopped onions and chopped tomatoes as desired (we skipped the black olives when we made it).