Ground Beef and Cheese Enchiladas
Why This Recipe Works
This recipe works by elevating a plain Tex–Mex ground beef filling with melted cheese and spices to give it a richness reminiscent of long-braised beef. When crafting the enchilada sauce, we used whole dried chiles for an authentic, deeper, and more complex flavor than can be achieved when using commercial chili powder. Brushing the tortillas lightly with oil and briefly baking them helped waterproof them so that they didn't get soggy when baked in the enchilada sauce. Fresh herbs and a spritz of lime brightened the dish and provided balance for the rich, cheesy filling.