Real Texan Lasagna Part 1 Recipe Video

Chef Ramona Werst shares her recipe for Real Texas Lasagna and shows how to make it.


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Ground beef500 Gram
 Roma tomatoes4 Large, chopped finely (firm and red)
 Onions2 Large, chopped finely
 Garlic clove2 Large, minced
 Chilli peppers3 Large, roasted and chopped
 Tortillas8 Medium, uncooked
 Heinz chilli sauce12 Ounce (1 bottle)
 Cheddar cheese250 Gram, grated (one half for topping the lasagna and the other half for the cheese mixture)
 Black olives10 Medium, sliced
 Jalapeno peppers10 Medium, chopped
 Ricotta cheese200 Gram, crumbled
 Eggs2 Large, lightly beaten
 Black pepper1 Teaspoon, freshly ground (as required)
 Sea salt1 Teaspoon (as required)
 Olive oil4 Tablespoon (as required)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1364 Calories from Fat 771

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g133%

Saturated Fat 34.5 g172.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 285.1 mg

Sodium 2751.8 mg114.7%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g31.1%

Dietary Fiber 11.3 g45.2%

Sugars 32.3 g

Protein 60 g119.6%

Vitamin A 59.5% Vitamin C 198.5%

Calcium 65.8% Iron 27%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Making the sauce
1. In a deep bottomed vessel, boil the tomatoes. 2. Add the minced garlic, roasted peppers and half the onions.
3. Season with pepper and salt to taste.
4. Simmer the sauce to thicken it. The resulting sauce should neither be too thick nor too runny.
5. Empty a whole bottle of the Heinz Chilli sauce into the pan. Stir well.
6. Add the sliced olives to the sauce. Stir well.
7. Simmer the sauce on low heat for 15 minutes.
Frying the tortillas
8. In a frying skillet, lightly fry 4 of the tortillas in olive oil, till they are just done. It should not be crisp and crunchy.
9. Place the tortillas, over a paper towel, to remove the excess oil from them.
10. In the same frying pan, fry 4 more tortillas, till they are crisp.
11. Cut each ‘soft’ tortilla into three parts.
12. Break the crunchy tortillas into big pieces.
Cooking the ground beef
13. In a frying skillet, fry the remaining chopped onions along with the jalapenos.
14. Add the ground beef to the skillet. Stir well, to mix with onions and jalapenos.
15. Fry the mixture, till the ground beef gets browned.
Laying the Lasagna
16. In a bowl, add the cheddar cheese, ricotta cheese and the lightly beaten eggs. Mix very well using a spatula.
17. In a Pyrex/ovenproof baking pan, add a layer of the ground beef.
18. Add a layer of the mixed cheese, over the ground beef.
19. Add a layer of the tomato sauce on top of the cheese.
20. Spread the pieces of the ‘soft’ tortilla on top of the tomato sauce.
21. Repeat steps 22, 23 and 24, with the remaining ingredients.
22. Spoon some of the tomato sauce over the pieces of the soft tortilla.
23. Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the sauce and top with the ‘crisp’ pieces of the tortilla.
24. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, at 350 F.

25. This dish is best served hot, from the oven.