Three words: Taco Bell LASAGNA.
I love Taco Bell. I love lasagna. What could go wrong?
In true inspiration-just-struck-so-f*ck-everything-at-work-time-to-go-home fashion, I packed my bag, said "bye" to my co-workers and drove home early, eager to get to work on this recipe.
I broke down the new dinner plan for my roommate Matt, and by the time I pulled up to our house, he was already waiting on the front porch, amped and outfitted in his finest stretchy pants.
The look in his eye revealed he was indeed put on planet Earth to co-pilot the ship about to land on planet TACO BELL LASAGNA.
The duration of our three-minute drive to Taco Bell consisted of lasagna architecture ramblings and "live más" puns.
We needed a layer of Cheesy Roll-Ups and an entire layer of just ground beef and cheese.
Everything needs to be separated by ACTUAL lasagna noodles, for visuals and taste, of course.
Upon arrival, we ordered $80 worth of product -- some 20 sides of ground beef (that's how Taco Bell sells beef because apparently not everyone makes Taco Bell Lasagna), 20 sides of refried beans, 20 Cheesy Roll-Ups and eight various burritos.
Then we went to town.
The only ingredients we didn't get from Taco Bell were over-sized tortillas for the base of the lasagna pan and the lasagna noodles themselves. Both are super easy to pick up at the supermarket.
Every last bite was magical. The sour cream, layers of cheese, Taco Bell sauce, ground beef, refried beans, tortillas, more cheese... I feel like a basic bitch, but I just. CAN. NOT. EVEN.
Behold, Taco Bell Lasagna.
This thing is basically a lasagna not afraid to live más by swapping out the boring Italian ingredients for some south-of-the-border snacks.
Check out the video below for a closer look at how it's made!
If you recreate this for your next party, make sure to tag #foodbeast so we can see how they come out!