Spicy Enchiladas

Spicy Enchiladas Recipe

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Barbara Pendley


This recipe was taught to me by a neighbor lady in south Texas when I was first married. Who, by the way did not speak any English, nor I any spanish. After several tires I finally managed to write it all down.


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45 Min
3 Hr 40 Min


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2 to 3 lb. lean chuck roast
1 can(s)
large can tomatoes, chopped and undrained
1 can(s)
hot rotel tomatoes
1/2 c
4 to 6 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
a few pinches of salt and pepper
12 pkg
corn tortillas
1 medium
onion, diced fine
several jalapeno peppers, seeded, chopped and chopped canned green chilies undrained
1 can(s)
10 - 12 oz. red enchilada sauce
1 can(s)
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 medium
shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheeses
1 bunch
choppped fresh cilantro
oil to lightly fry tortillas in

How to Make Spicy Enchiladas


  • 1Place roast in oven safe baking dish.
  • 2Combine next 9 ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • 3Pour this tomato mixture over the roast, cover very tight with foil and bake at 300 degrees for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  • 4Remove from oven check to be sure it is done. Shred roast and sit aside.
  • 5Heat oil in skillet on medium and working quickly dip each corn tortilla in oil turning once. Stack on plate. You just want to heat the tortilla without making it crispy. Don't worry about the tortillas being a bit greasy. Just use a good oil.
  • 6Spoon some of the shredded beef, diced onions, jalapeno peppers and green chiles into each torilla and roll up. Placing seam side down in a greased 10 x 15 inch baking dish.
  • 7Mix the enchilada sauce and tomato sauce in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the rolled enchiladas. If I have any remaining onions, jalapeno, or green chiles I spread these on top.
  • 8Sprinke with the two cheeses. Cover tightly and bake in 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes.
  • 9Remove cover and sprinkle with a little more of the cheeses. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 10Watch carefully so chesse does not try to burn.
  • 11Sprinkly with chopped cilantro while hot and serve!!

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About Spicy Enchiladas

Course/Dish: Beef, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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