This is a quick easy soup recipe that has been in the family for years.
This is a wonderful one-pan meal that you can add to in many ways. You can substitute refried beans for the meat to make it for vegetarians. You can use any type of cheese, meat, or peppers you want. That is what makes this a excellent meal. It's great the next day reheated. Serve on bed of lettuce and top with sour cream and picante sauce.
This is a recipe that I developed to combat the 'spaghetti sauce' lasagnas that have polluted the recipe world. This is a versatile recipe that allows for some ingredients to be omitted. Omit meat to turn this dish into a vegetarian delight. An additional baking dish may be needed. I usually need to split this recipe to accommodate the vegetarian in my life (I prefer to be the carnivore). This dish can be made ahead of time and set in the refrigerator or frozen to be baked later.