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Mexican Speciality: A Recipe to Making Mexican Beef Enchiladas

Updated on May 6, 2008

Everyday I look to cook something good and tasty. It's the fifth of May, which means its Cinco de Mayo in America and in Mexico. People celebrate this holiday by eating Mexican food with their friends and family. One of the most popular Mexican foods is the enchiladas, which can be filled with almost anything the cook wants to add. Since I love to cook, today I'm going to give people a quick guide about how to cook the Mexican beef enchilada, so here is a basic guide to making the Mexican beef enchiladas.

Like all Mexican food, the enchilada originated in Mexico. It comes from the Mexican verb enchilar, which means to add chili pepper to or the word enchilada means in chili. These are one of the main dishes in all Mexican restaurants and they are quite simple to make. First take a medium skillet and turn on the heat to medium. On medium heat, take a pound of ground chuck, put it on the skillet with one clove of garlic, two teaspoons of salt, one teaspoon of vinegar, the one tablespoon of tequila, and one table spoon of chili powder until the ground chuck is brown. After it turns brown, stir in the one pound can of kidney beans.

The next step is making the tomato sauce. In the hot skillet, which contains three tablespoons of oil, sauté one clove of garlic and one fourth cup of onion until it's golden and once its golden remove it from the heat. After removing stir in the two tablespoons of flour until it's smooth, which means that the two cans of tomato puree and one tablespoon of vinegar is added and beef bouillon cube is dissolved in hot boiling water. Boil the pot to the boiling point and then continue stirring it on medium heat. After five minutes, add two tablespoons of finely chopped green chiles, dash ground cumin, ½ table spoon of salt, and a poke of pepper stirring and letting it simmer for five minutes.

The next comes the best part the formation and cooking of the enchiladas. The first step is to preheat the oven to 350 degrees; lay tortillas in a dish, in each tortilla place a 1/3 cup filling in the center, and then roll the tortillas up. Put the tortillas seam side down in a basic oven cooking dish. After placing the enchiladas in the dish, place the tomato sauce over all the enchiladas and people may add cheese if they want. A recommended amount of cheese is one cup but more cheese is better but a decision some one must make and it's their decision. After making the decision, take some cheese and spread it out over the enchiladas and then place the enchiladas in the oven for 25 minutes. After taking it out of the oven, let it cool, and it can serve up to five large servings, or it can serve 10 small servings if there are more people. This is one meal that is sure to leave people in awe, and I guarantee people will not be disappointed for how good it is.

This Mexican beef enchilada looks good and tasty
This Mexican beef enchilada looks good and tasty


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      Liz 20 months ago

      Yummy Enchiladas!!!

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      Asmoses 20 months ago

      These are entomatadas not enchiladas!

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      Actual mexican 3 years ago

      yep, that's not an "enchilada", your idea of an enchilada its like 3 busses, a taxy and a long walk from what actual enchiladas are

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      jbcat 9 years ago from Santa Fe

      I just love that picture you got of those Enchiladas. I am looking forward to making some of these for myself. Yum!