How to make it

  • Brown beef: Adjust oven rack tp lower-middle position and heat to 300 degrees. Pat beef dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tbs oil in large Dutch oven over med-high heat until just smoking. Cook half of the beef,turning occasionally,until well browned all over,about 8 mins. Transfer to large bowl. Repeat with remaining oil and beef.
  • Cook aromatics: Pour off all but 1 Tbs fat from pot. Add onions and 1/2 tsp salt and cook over medium heat till softened,about 8 mins. Stir in chili powder,cumin,coriander,cayenne and 1/4 tsp pepper and cook till spices darken ,about 2 mins. Add garlic and cook until fragrant ,about 30 seconds. Stir in tomato sauce and wine and bring to a boil.
  • Braise the beef: Add browned beef along with any accumulated juices to pot. Transfer pot to oven and cook,covered till meat is fork-tender,2 to 2-1/2 hours. Transfer beef to large bowl. Strain sauce through fine mesh strainer,discarding solids and set aside. ( You should have about 2 cups of sauce).
  • Make filling: Increase oven temp to 375. Spread 3/4 c sauce over bottom of 9x13" baking dish;set aside. When beef is cool enough to handle,shred into bite-size pieces. Add 1 c cheese and additional 1/4 c sauce and toss to combine.
  • Assemble: Spray tortillas on both sides with spray and arrange on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until warm and pliable,about 1 min. Arrange warm tortillas on work surface. Place 1/3 c beef mixture in center of each tortilla. Roll tightly and arrange,seam -side down,in prepared dish.
  • Bake: Pour remaining sauce evenly over enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with foil and bake till cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through,20 to 25 mins. Serve with chopped cilanto and lime wedges.

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    " It was excellent "
    JosieCooks ate it and said...
    So glad you like my recipe! A coworker did a google search on my name and this posting showed up. Just to be clear, this is actually my recipe. My friend and her family moved away just before middle school. Once I got into college, it took me 2 years of making Enchiladas almost every weekend to get the flavors and textures right. Now when I make the recipe, I brown the beef and onions, put them in a crock pot with the spices and sauce ingredients, and cook it on low while I'm at work. I assemble and bake the enchiladas after I get home. I've had success making two 8x8 pans out of the recipe and freezing the second pan.
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  • wxman 4 years ago
    I've made this and agree it's well worth the time. The meat comes out very tender, and the sauce takes on a rich, hearty flavor. Plus, your whole house smells amazing!
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    " It was excellent "
    hungryjohn ate it and said...
    Had this for dinner last night and it was perfect. Just the right amount of heat for me, and the smell while it was cooking was wonderful.

    If you haven't tried this one, do so.
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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Sound yummy!
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    Mmm these sound good too! (cumin in enchiladas? wth? LOL ;'}
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    " It was excellent "
    wttothemax ate it and said...
    Making me hungry just reading it!
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    " It was excellent "
    hungrybear ate it and said...
    Very nice
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    " It was excellent "
    debbie919 ate it and said...
    I also do my tortillas this way - and sometimes even for a few seconds in the microwave! Much easier, and a bit less greasy too...this is an awesome recipe, thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    joe1155 ate it and said...
    A great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    shibattou ate it and said...
    Now, this is a recipe one waits a long time for. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. High 5...
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    " It was excellent "
    snowcat17 ate it and said...
    OMW (Oh My Word) Girl, will u be my Personal chef PLEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!! LOVE THIS!!! HIGH FIVE FORKS!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great tastey post luv the flavor combo.
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  • notyourmomma 4 years ago
    Now, this is a new way to heat the corn tortillas, I may just try this with the pulled pork. I don't have a beef roast to attempt the whole recipe, but I like the tip on the tortillas....I have a freezer full. Thanks.
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