Sunday, May 11, 2008

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

A beef roast, no desire for pot roast, and this recipe.

  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup oil for frying
  • 20 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • Salsa

  1. Place roast in slow cooker. Pour in water, vinegar, chili powder and cumin. Cover tightly and reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 10 hours or until the beef falls apart when you try to pick it up. Shred the beef, using 2 forks or your fingers. Place shredded beef back into the slow cooker with all the juices, and let cool to room temperature.

  2. In a large skillet, saute the onion until just soft, not browned. Mix in flour and green chilies. Stir constantly for 2 minutes to cook the flour taste out. Stir in sour cream and 2 cups of Monterey Jack cheese. Cook on low for 10 minutes, stirring often, until the cheese is all melted and mixed. Set aside and let cool.

  3. In a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil. Using tongs dip the tortillas, one at a time, into the oil for 30 seconds each side. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spread 4 tablespoons of sour cream mixture down the center of the tortilla. Top with about the same amount of beef. Roll up and place seam side down in one or two 8x11 inch baking dish. Repeat for each tortilla. Continue until you are out of the filling. Sprinkle with remaining Monterey Jack cheese.

  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

  6. Serve with salsa.
Notes: These were a bit labor intensive. They tasted great, however. The meat was delicious, and I will be using this shredded beef in other Mexican recipes! If you don't have a slow cooker, you can cook your roast using the original recipe.

Suggested beverage: beer

Tim's Rating: 10.2/10 ("One of my favorite things that you've ever made.")
Liz's Rating: 9/10


Ally said...

Yum, your enchiladas look delicious! I haven't made homemade enchiladas in such a long time! I'll have to book mark this recipe!

Deborah said...

Shredded beef is my favorite enchilada filling. These look so delicious!!

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