Tex-mex Pasta Lasagne

Tex-mex Pasta Lasagne

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • Uncooked Pasta( I have used Fussili) 2 cups

  • Assorted veggies(onions, peppers, sweet corn kernels) 2 cups

  • Garlic cloves roughly sliced/ chopped 2 nos

  • Enchilada sauce 2 cups

  • Mexican cheese blend 1 1/2 cups

  • chopped coriander 2 tbsp

  • Oil 1 tbsp

  • Salt and pepper 1 tsp

  • olives 8-10 nos

  • For Enchilada Sauce:Tomatoes 1/2 kgs

  • Water 1/2 cups

  • Vegetable oil 1/4 cups

  • Wheat flour 1/4 cups

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp

  • Chilli powder 2 tsp

  • Dried oregano crushed 1/2 tsp

  • Powdered sugar 1 tbsp

  • Garlic cloves freshly grated 2 nos

  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp

  • chopped coriander 2 tbsp

  • Water or required for blanching 1/2 cups

  • salt as per taste 1-2 tsp

  • olives for garnishing 2-4 tbsp

Directions

  • 01

    Blanch and puree the tomatoes.

  • 02

    Heat oil in a pan, add the flour and cook it for a minute stirring constantly.

  • 03

    Slowly add the tomato puree, and avoid lumps, now add the water and spices, sugar, salt and mix well.

  • 04

    Cover and let it cook on medium heat for 10 -12 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • 05

    Once thickened to desired consistency, switch off the flame.

  • 06

    Lasanga Preparation:Pre heat oven at 400°F. Grease baking pan.

  • 07

    Partially boil the pasta. Drain the water, run under cold water to stop further cooking.

  • 08

    Drizzle some olive oil and pepper, coat well. Keep asid

  • 09

    Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, cook until golden brown, add onions, cook for few seconds, add peppers and cook. Switch off the flame. Add in some salt. Coat well.

  • 10

    Add half of the enchilada sauce in pasta.

  • 11

    And the cooked veggies along with sweet corn, olives, cooked beans, coriander and half of the cheese and top it with remaining 1/2 cup enchilada sauce.

  • 12

    Cover it with foil and bake it on the middle rack for 20 minutes.

  • 13

    Sprinkle remaining cheese on the top and bake it uncovered for 10 more minutes or until the cheese has melted.

  • 14

    Take it out of the oven, garnish it with some coriander, olives, sweet corn kernels.

  • 15

    Serve hot.

Review

5.0

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