Remove stems and seeds of the red chilie peppers and put to soak in a large pot of water for several hours.
When the chilies are soft, blend them in a blender with 1 clove of garlic and enough water so that the mixture is only slightly thickened. It should cling to the end of a spoon.
In a large pot, cook the meat with the onion, 1 clove garlic, and salt (making sure it is cooked through until tender). Remove from heat and let the meat cool. When cool, pull meat apart into small pieces (shred); set aside.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the skinned tomatoes approximately 10 to 15 minutes until softened; remove from heat and let cool. Chop the tomatoes with the remaining garlic, oregano, and salt; set aside. NOTE: Mini food processors or choppers work well for this.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To soften a corn tortilla, grab it with tongs, place it in hot corn oil in a skillet, turn almost immediately and then hold up to drain (you want to soften the tortilla not cook it). You can also heat them on a Comal or in the microwave if the oil part is a problem for you. To Microwave, place no more than 4 tortillas in at a time, arranged in a circular pattern with the edges barely overlapping. Heat for 20 seconds, turn them over and heat for 10 more seconds.
A Mexican Comal is a flat cast iron cooking plate that goes over the fire and is used mainly for making tortillas, but also for roasting chile peppers and other vegetables. It is much like a griddle. A large cast-iron frying pan can be used instead. Do not overlap, on a medium-hot cast-iron griddle or in a heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. Turn frequently until soft and hot (about 30 seconds on each side).
Dip the softened tortilla in the pureed red chile sauce until well coated; hold up to let drain and then place on a large oblong dish.
Place some of the shredded meat slightly to one side of the tortilla and roll it up tightly into a cylinder with the seam on the bottom, and position against the bottom edge of the baking dish.
Once you have assemble all the tortillas in the baking dish, cover the top with the prepared tomato mixture, Crema Agria (or sour cream), and cheese of your choice.
Put the casserole in the oven for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese melts; remove from oven. Add garnishments that you desire.
You are now ready to serve the enchiladas. Enjoy!
Makes 20 enchiladas.
Crema Agria is a Mexico’s version of sour cream. It can be found in some supermarkets in the dairy section, but if you cannot find it and do not want to simply substitute American sour cream, you can make it easily at home.
In a small saucepan over low heat, heat sour cream just enough to warm through; remove from heat and allow to cool.
In a small jar, place the warm sour cream and the buttermilk; mix thoroughly with a whisk. Cover the jar loosely and let the mixture stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours or until the mixture is thick and tart.
* Dried red chile peppers can be found already dried in packaged in bags in the ethnic food section and/or produce section of most supermarkets.
** You can use leftover beef roast, baked or grilled chicken, or any other thoroughly cooked meat for this (if they have not been overly seasoned).
*** Learn How To Peel Fresh Tomatoes.
Rolled Enchilada Recipe: https://whatscookingamerica.net/CynthiaPineda/EnchiladasRolled.htm