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Authentic Beef Enchiladas

Authentic Beef Enchiladas created by AZ Food Critic

This recipe is a true taste of Mexico!....Wonderful flavors and just a little spice, So easy to make! Your family and friends will LOVE this one!

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1hr 15mins
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  • In a medium size mixing bowl, add shredded beef and diced onions, mix well and set aside.
  • In a medium size sauce pan, add the oil, flour, and chili powder. Turn to medium heat and whisk the ingredients together.
  • Continue to whisk as the mixture begins to boil for one minute, then whisk in the water, tomato paste, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper until smooth. Allow the sauce to come up to a simmer. Once it reaches a simmering boil it will begin to thicken slightly after about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Add salt to taste and 1/4 teaspoon sugar, mix to combine and then add about 1/4 cup of sauce to the shredded beef mixture and stir to combine. Set aside remaining sauce for enchiladas.
  • In a small size skillet, add oil to medium-high heat. Gently add one tortilla at a time and fry to a semi soft stage. Dab each tortilla with paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • As each tortilla is fried and dabbed with paper towels, stack them to keep them soft for rolling.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray with a nonstick cooking spray a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
  • Lay (one at a time) fried tortilla on a flat surface, add about 2 tablespoons shredded beef mixture to the middle of the fried tortilla and top with about 1 teaspoon shredded cheese.
  • Roll the tortilla tightly and place in the baking dish (seam side down). Repeat until all 12 tortillas are filled. (For best results, line the enchiladas into two rows of 6).
  • Pour the enchilada sauce evenly over the top of the filled tortillas, and then add remaining shredded cheese evenly to the top of the sauce and top with the sliced olives.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly and hot. Serve with sour cream, optional.
  • Makes: 6 servings.
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  1. Mary C.
    Turned out amazingly
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  2. kdakeller2003
    What beef product would be best for this? I was thinking like roast or brisket. First time trying to cook a Mexican dish. Lol. But my son in laws birthday and he is part mexican so I figure only the best for the man that makes my babygirl so happy
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  3. Sharon B.
    This came out great! I added some cumin, garlic and onion powder to the meat along with the onions. I cooked it first and put it aside. The sauce was so easy and delicious. Made with some homemade Spanish rice and a side of pinto beans and topped with mexican sour cream. Thanks!
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  4. AZ Food Critic
    Authentic Beef Enchiladas Created by AZ Food Critic
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  5. AZ Food Critic
    This recipe is a true taste of Mexico!....Wonderful flavors and just a little spice, So easy to make! Your family and friends will LOVE this one!
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