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Beer Braised Beef Enchiladas

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Step 1

Soak the dried guajillo peppers and ancho peppers in a bowl covered with water for 1-4 hours until softened.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Season the beef with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Add the olive oil to a dutch oven or large pan with an oven proof lid. Heat oil on medium to high heat. Sear the seasoned beef for 2 minutes on each side. Set aside once seared.

Step 4

In a blender, add in guajillo peppers, ancho peppers, can of chipotle, garlic cloves, brown sugar, salt, oregano, cinnamon and beer. Blend until smooth.

Step 5

Pour sauce over beef in the pan. Place the lid on and braise in oven for 2.5 hours. Remove beef and shred.

Step 6

Remove 1 cup of sauce and set aside for enchiladas. Return shredded beef to pan and stir into the remainder of the sauce.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Pour 1/4 cup of the reserved sauce in the bottom of the baking dish.

Step 8

To each tortilla, add shredded beef (about 1/2 cup) and a small handful of cheddar cheese (about 1/4 cup).

Step 9

Wrap tortillas tightly around filling, placing seam side down in baking dish.

Step 10

Pour remaining sauce on top of the enchiladas and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese down the middle. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 11

Garnish with desired toppings like diced tomatoes, green onions, queso blanco and cilantro.