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New Mexico Enchiladas
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grated cheddar cheese
How to Make New Mexico Enchiladas
1Saute the beef over medium heat until it has lost its raw red color, chopping it with the edge of a spoon into small pieces as it cooks.
2Add the garlic, salt, pepper and chili powder and cook another 3-4 minutes.
3Remember that the flavor of chili mellows as it cooks, although it won't get less hot.
4Add the flour to the meat mixture and stir well.
5Add the tomato sauce and water. Simmer gently (uncovered) for about 45 minutes, until it has thickened and the flavors are blended.
6Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat, until it sizzles when a bit of tortilla is dropped in.
7Soften the tortillas briefly in the oil, one at a time, about 5 seconds on a side. (Turn with tongs, being careful not to tear them.) Drain on paper towels.
8Prepare another small skillet with a small amount of oil in the bottom, enough for frying an egg.
9Assembling the enchiladas requires you to keep track of several things at once.
10Start an egg frying for each enchilada. Make sure that the yolk is cooked soft, not hard!
11Put one tortilla on a dinner plate. Cover it with a medium-thick layer of meat sauce.
12Sprinkle chopped onion and grated cheese on top.
13Sprinkle lettuce and chopped tomato around the edge.
14Top with another tortilla.
15Cover with more meat sauce, sprinkle more onion and cheese.
16Now top with the fried egg and serve immediately.
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