The ultimate enchilada

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Shredded Carne Seca; (dried beef) or the following recipe for
2 pounds Boneless beef roast; cut in large pieces, (up to 2-1/2)
1 small Onion; coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon Ground hot chile; (up to 2)
\N \N Water
3 tablespoons Flour
4 tablespoons Oil
1 cup Onions; chopped
2 \N Cloves garlic; chopped
6 \N Chopped green New Mexican chiles; roasted, peeled, seeded or 2, (4 oz.)cans
½ teaspoon Ground cumin
2 mediums Tomatoes; peeled, seeded and chopped
3 cups Reserved beef broth
24 \N Corn or blue corn tortillas
\N \N Oil
2 cups Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup Chopped onions
\N \N Shredded lettuce
\N \N Chopped tomatoes





This recipe was in Chile Pepper a few yrs. ago. It's good! I think I made some changes in this version from the original.

Filling: 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: 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: 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.

Posted to CHILE-HEADS DIGEST by Judy Howle <howle@...> on Feb 17, 1998

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