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    Ultimate Enchilada

    FILLING:

  • 4 cups shredded Carne Seca (dried beef) or the following recipe for Carne Machaca:
  • 2 to 2-1/2 lbs. boneless beef roast, cut in large pieces
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp. ground hot chile
  • water
  • Place ingredients in pan and cover with water and simmer for an hour and a half or until the meat starts to fall apart. Remove the beef, strain the broth, and save for the sauce. Allow the meat to cool and shred the meat by using 2 forks or your fingers. SAUCE:

  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 chopped green New Mexican chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded or 2(4 oz.)cans
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cups reserved beef broth
  • Combine flour and 3 Tbsp. oil to make a roux. Saute the mixture, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes. Set aside. Saute the onions and garlic in remaining oil. Stir in chiles, cumin, tomatoes, and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the roux and simmer fir a few minutes to thicken. NOTE: I add 2 Tbsp. hot chili powder

    THE ENCHILADAS:

  • 24 corn or blue corn tortillas
  • oil
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup chopped onions
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • Fry tortillas briefly in hot oil to soften. Drain on paper towels. To assemble: For each enchilada stack, place a little sauce on bottom of casserole dish, place a tortilla on top, then the beef, some cheese and onion, then some sauce. Repeat the procedure for 3 more layers and finish with a tortilla. Pour the sauce over the top. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve with lettuce and chopped tomatoes. May be topped with a fried egg if desired.

    From: Chile Pepper Mag
    Posted By: Judy Howle
    Flavors of the South, Recipes for "heat lovers"
    Post Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998

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