Burrito Lasagna

Burrito Lasagna ~ layeres of Tex-Mex flavors all in one dinner! Great for making ahead and freezing

Burrito Lasagna is a great weeknight meal. It’s a great make-ahead and freeze dinner and will feed a crowd!

I am always looking for great weeknight meals…

Especially ones that I can make ahead and freeze.

And Tex-Mex is a huge standard in my house with this and these being on constant rotation…

So I look for other ways to use those flavors in different meals. There are only so many Taco Tuesdays in a week.

Anyhow, piling loads of flavors into one giant Tex-Mex conglomeration and layering it is like a Burrito on crack.

Plus, you can certainly alter some of the ingredients to suit your own taste…

It’s like you walked into Chipotle and asked for a Burrito for a giant.

Burrito Lasagna

First dice up an onion…

Diced Onions

And grab your main ingredients. This is majorly semi-homemade. Also, I clearly have no brand affiliation here…


Saute some lean ground beef (or ground turkey) with all your other stuff…


And then add in a can of corn. Because I love corn in my Tex-Mex.


Smear a bit of the filling on the bottom of a 9×13…


And then layer your tortillas on top. I ripped up a tortilla to fill in the open spaces because I’m OCD about layered food. NO GAPS!


Repeat the process over and over and over…


See? All the layers?

Layers before it the Burrito Lasagan goes in the oven

Then top with cheese of course!

Burrito Lasagna ~ Top layer cheese

Bake it until the cheese is melty and gorg.

Burrito Lasagna Baked

Let it sit for a bit before slicing and then slap your face all up in that.


Burrito Lasagana is a great eeryday dinner that will feed a crowd!

Happy dinnering!


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Burrito Lasagna
serves 8
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilis
  • 1 (4 oz) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 (16 oz) jar taco sauce
  • 2 (16 oz) cans refried beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained
  • 12 (8 inch or medium sized) flour tortillas
  • 1½ cups grated cheddar cheese
  1. In a large skillet cook ground beef for about 5 minutes, until about half way cooked. Add in diced onions and garlic and continue cooking until meat is completely cooked through and onions are soft, about 8 more minutes. Since you are using lean meat you probably won't need to drain any excess fat, but if there is fat, drain that now.
  2. Add in cumin and cayenne pepper and stir until combined with meat.
  3. Add in olives, green chilis, taco sauce, refried beans and corn. Stir until mixed in evenly and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. While mixture is simmering, preheat oven to 350°.
  5. When ready to assemble Put about 1½ cups of the meat mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, just enough to coat the bottom of the pan. Layer that with 2 flour tortillas. I ripped up a tortilla and used that to help fill in the gaps. Top this with about 1½ to 2 cups of the meat mixture. Continue layering until you use all your tortillas and top with the remaining meat mixture and then sprinkle with grated cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes until cheese is melted.
  7. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.
recipe lightly adapted from all recipes


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July 22, 2014 8:59 am

This sounds magical! I’m in need of big casserole recipes to get me through the week. I can hardly cook dinner these days.

The photo of the layers? LOVE!

Jenny Flake
July 22, 2014 9:26 am

Such a great weeknight dinner!! My boys would devour it 🙂

Hannah Webster
July 22, 2014 11:04 am

This looks incredible! I think my friends and family would go mad for it and I love the idea of using the tortillas to layer it up.

July 22, 2014 11:56 am

I love corn in my Tex-Mex, too! And I love Tex-Mex all up in my face! So, basically, this recipe is a win for me.

Annie @ Annie
July 22, 2014 1:04 pm

Oh man, I love Tex-Mex food so much, this looks fabulous!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
July 22, 2014 1:28 pm

Tex-Mex gets devoured around here. Love this giant pan of comfort food…especially all that melty cheese!!!

sally @ sallys baking addiction
July 22, 2014 2:59 pm

The best darn pan of Tex-Mex I’ve seen. And it’s so easy too. Great recipe Shelly!

Heather @ My Overflowing Cup
July 22, 2014 4:06 pm

We eat a lot of Tex-Mex in our home as well. Not only is it pretty frugal, but healthy and yummy, too. I make a version of this that I call Mexican Lasagna, but I like that yours is a little different. I’m pinning it now so that I can try it soon. Thanks for the recipe and the great pics!

July 22, 2014 4:21 pm

You talk about freezing this is it before you bake it or after?

Jane @ Handiworking
July 22, 2014 11:37 pm
Bri | Bites of Bri
July 23, 2014 7:34 am

I love Tex-Mex…like majorly love! This would be great for dinner around here. Thanks, Shelly!

Cookbook Queen
July 23, 2014 8:14 am

Love burritos for giants. This is perfect!

Christine at Cook the Story
July 23, 2014 9:31 am

I love that this is in casserole form. Less mess for the win!

Laura @ Laura

Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

July 23, 2014 10:16 am

Half of our family are vegetarians so I will try this subbing the beef for Boca Crumbles. Looks good for a crowd!

July 23, 2014 10:51 am

Burrito for a giant, lol, I love it! 🙂 Looks delicious 🙂

Erin @ Simple Sweet & Savory
July 23, 2014 5:15 pm

This looks amazing! It’s similar to the Mexican lasagna I’ve made before. I love that you do turkey instead of regular old ground beef. I’m also glad I’m not alone in my obsession with corn in all my Tex-Mex food!! 🙂

Lori @ RecipeGirl
July 23, 2014 8:39 pm

My family would go nuts for this!

Thalia @ butter and brioche
July 24, 2014 1:48 am

what an awesome idea a burrito lasagna is.. definitely will be recreating this in my kitchen. love that it can be frozen and reheated quickly. awesome idea!

Tracy | Pale Yellow
July 28, 2014 11:38 am

This looks like a great dinner! I can’t roll a burrito to save my life, so this a great alternative!

Cynthia Cirrincione
Cynthia Cirrincione
August 1, 2014 12:23 am

I made this last week & it was a huge hit. Everyone, & I mean EVERYONE liked it. No one complained that it was too spicy, too bland, too salty like they often do. We especially liked whatever was going on with the texture of the middle tortillas. They soaked up the flavor & turned into moist yummy goodness.
I’ve even had requests to change taco Tuesday into Burrito Lasagna night. Thanks for the great recipe!

August 1, 2014 3:04 pm

I see taco seasoning in the picture, but not listed in the ingredients or directions? Is it not used in the recipe?

July 26, 2015 8:22 pm

I was so excited to make this, however when I did not like it to mushy maybe use corn tortillas instead of flour. The stars would not let me post 3 so I give it a 3