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Spiced Beef Enchiladas

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  Red chili sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Lean boneless beef chuck 1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1 inch cubes (675 Gram)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Lard/Vegetable shortening 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Finely chopped onion 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup, White Colored)
  Beef stock/Beef broth 180 Milliliter (3/4 Cup)
  Raisins 60 Milliliter (1/4 Cup)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Anise seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  6 inch corn tortillas 12
  Shredded mild cheddar cheese 500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
  Mexican cream/Sour cream 180 Milliliter (3/4 Cup)
  Sliced pitted ripe olives 80 Milliliter (1/3 Cup)
  Chopped fresh coriander 1 Tablespoon

1. Prepare Red Chili Sauce.
2. Sprinkle beef with salt. Heat lard in 10-inch (25-cm) skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef and cook, turning frequently, until brown on all sides, 10 to 12 minutes; remove with slotted spoon to plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
3. Add onion to drippings in skillet; saute over medium heat until soft, about 4 minutes. Return beef to skillet. Add stock, raisins, garlic, cloves, anise seeds and 1/4 cup (60 mL) Red Chili Sauce; mix well. Heat over medium-high heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until beef is very tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
4. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Using 2 forks, pull beef into coarse shreds in skillet. Heat remaining Chili Sauce in medium skillet over medium heat until hot; reduce heat to very low.
5. Dip 1 tortilla in hot sauce just until limp, a few seconds; remove, draining off excess sauce. Spread about 3 tablespoons (45 mL) beef mixture down center of tortilla; roll up and place seam-side-down in 13x9x2-inch (33x23x5-cm) baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and beef. Pour remaining sauce evenly over enchiladas.
6. Sprinkle enchiladas evenly with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly, about 25 minutes. Just before serving, spoon Mexican Cream down center of enchiladas; garnish with olives.

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Spiced Beef Enchiladas Recipe