A couple of months ago I wanted to make shredded beef enchiladas (similar to the ones at the wicked restaurant) for a very special girlfriends getaway weekend. I needed them to be easy and delicious. So I scoured the internet looking for recipes that would fit that bill. I stumbled on to these Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Enchiladas.
She had me at Slow Cooker. These enchiladas are even better than the wicked restaurant's. So take that!
My goal was to take the shredded beef with me to the getaway and assemble the enchiladas later. Making them ahead of time and freezing them would have resulted in a mushy meal and I didn't want any part of that. No way, Jose.
After cooking the roast exactly how Bev told me, I shredded the beef and added my can of green chiles and put it in a gallon size zipper top bag. But before I zipped it up, I decided to dump the liquid in my crock pot into the bag with the meat to keep it from drying out. I also smacked my husband a few times because he kept eating the meat (Bev warned me) and put it in the refrigerator.
I will never ever ever ever ever cook shredded beef enchiladas without preparing the beef this way. The flavor pay-off is so worth it. The girls loved them and have been asking for the recipe ever since. So here you go...
Step 1. Take your bag or bowl of your shredded beef out of the fridge. Warm it up in the microwave for a minute or so just until it's easy to stir with a fork.
This is the enchilada sauce I use...about 2 or 3 pouches depending on the size of crowd I'm feeding. I like the Frontera brand because it doesn't contain MSG.
Step 3. Begin filling the corn tortillas with the beef mixture. (I forgot to take a picture of the pan before I started rolling. You know how it is. Right?) You'll need to decide how many enchiladas you want to fill and take smaller or larger scoops to accommodate your crowd. I easily filled about 24 tortillas with a 2 1/2 pound roast.
Step 6. Bake in a 375 preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes. You want the cheese hot and bubbly. Like this.
Garnish with some cilantro and then prepare for the best meal of your life. Your family and friends will declare you the BEST cook in the history of all cooks and you will graciously accept every single word. Moments like these are rare. Soak it up.
Serve these with some black beans, guacamole, lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream...whatever floats your boat.
Now you know how much I love you.
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