Lasagna Tortilla Boats
How to make Lasagna Tortilla Boats
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 can diced tomatoes
1 bay leave
2 beef xoxo cubes
1 can tomato paste
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter
Heat milk on its own till warm
Mix flour and butter till combined take off heat and slowly add milk return to heat until thickens
Mince cooked in slow cooker On high for 5 hours. Tortillas in oven 10 minutes first
Layer meat lasagna sheet béchamel sauce twice then add cheese on top in oven 15-20 minutes
(I didn’t want the mince to soak thru so i cooked them first to make a bit harder.. I reckon they wud freeze ok. Tortillas don’t actually taste like one just like a short crust pastry i spose. My hubby loved them ate it like a pie lol)
Calories: 400 calories | Total Fat: 20 grams per serving, with 8 grams from saturated fat | Cholesterol: 60 milligrams | Sodium: 800 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates: 30 grams per serving, with 3 grams from dietary fiber and 5 grams from sugars | Protein: 20 grams
Frequently Asked Questions:
What type of tortillas work best for this recipe?
You can use either flour or corn tortillas for this recipe, depending on your preference.
Flour tortillas tend to be more pliable, while corn tortillas offer a slightly different flavor.
Can I substitute ground beef with another type of meat?
Yes, you can use ground turkey, chicken, or pork as a substitute for ground beef if desired.
Adjust cooking times accordingly.
What size should the lasagna sheets be?
Use lasagna sheets that fit the size of your baking dish or tortilla boats.
You may need to break them into smaller pieces to fit properly.
Can I prepare the meat sauce ahead of time?
Yes, you can prepare the meat sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze it for longer storage. Just reheat before assembling the tortilla boats.
How do I prevent the tortillas from becoming soggy?
Pre-baking the tortillas in the oven for 10 minutes before assembling the boats helps to prevent them from becoming soggy during baking.
What can I use as a substitute for beef xoxo cubes?
If beef xoxo cubes are unavailable, you can substitute with beef bouillon cubes or beef broth for added flavor.
Adjust the seasoning accordingly.
Can I add vegetables to the meat sauce?
Absolutely! Feel free to add diced bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach to the meat sauce for added flavor and nutrition.
Is it necessary to use béchamel sauce?
Béchamel sauce adds a creamy richness to the dish, but you can omit it if desired or substitute with another cheese sauce or additional shredded cheese.
Can I assemble the tortilla boats ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble the tortilla boats ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake.
Just be sure to cover them tightly with plastic wrap to prevent drying out.
What are some serving suggestions for lasagna tortilla boats?
Serve the tortilla boats with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
You can also garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or basil before serving.