Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 42 mins
Excellent Enchiladas!! The best we've had , from Mexican, healthy ways with a favorite cuisine. (WARNING - VERY SPICY HOT)
- 1 1⁄4 lbs rump steak, cut into 2 inch cubes
- 2 ancho chilies, seeded
- 2 pasilla chiles, seeded
- hot water, to cover
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 7 fresh corn tortillas
- shredded onion (to garnish)
- flat leaf parsley (to garnish)
- 1 1⁄4 cups sour cream
- 3⁄4 cup grated cheddar cheese
- Put the steak in a deep frying pan and cover with water.
- Bring to boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until very tender.
- Meanwhile, put the dried chillies in a bowl and pour over the hot water.
- Leave to soak for 30 minutes, then tip the contents of the bowl into a blender and whizz to a smooth paste.
- Drain the steak and let it cool, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
- Meanwhile, fry the garlic, oregano and cumin in the oil for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the chili paste and the reserved cooking liquid from the beef.
- Tear one of the tortillas into small pieces and add it to the mixture.
- Bring to the boil, then lower the heat.
- Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened.
- Shred the steak, using two forks, and stir it into the sauce, heat through for a few minutes.
- Spoon some of the meat mixture on to each tortilla and roll it up to make an enchilada.
- Keep the enchiladas in a warmed dish until you have rolled them all.
- Garnish with shred of onion and fresh flat leaved parsley and then serve immediately with some Salsa.
- Variation: For a richer version place the rolled enchiladas side by side in a gratin dish.
- Pour over 1 1/4 cups sour cream and 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese.
- Place under a preheated grill for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts and the sauce begins to bubble.
- Serve at once with the salsa.
I've printed off this recipe and plan to make it in the next few days, I just want to add that the FACT that you have stated how hot they will be, expecially the part where you say WARNING, that pretty much gives everyone the idea they'll probably be really hot and so one should expect that and not be shocked into writing that fact in a comment. thanks for the heads up, I'll let you know how it goes!!!
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. The chilies were just too overpowering for my taste (and I like spicy food). If I hadn't added the sour cream and cheddar I don't think I could have eaten them they were so spicy. Don't get me wrong, they were _not_ terrible, just not my taste, I guess! Sorry! - April 21, 2007 UPDATE: Well, after a couple days in the fridge, I heated up a serving of this with some refried beans and found them much better. Still very spicy but the heat was much more tolerable with the beans on the side! Yay!