Recipe by CLARISSA2
"This Chili Rellenos Casserole is very easy to prepare and is loaded with flavor. Great for a busy week night, and good enough for company."
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2 (7 ounce) cans
whole green chile peppers, drained
Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Longhorn or Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (5 ounce) can
1 (8 ounce) can
This is excellent! I used the following suggestions from other readers: used an 8x8 pan, 3 eggs instead of 2, enchilada sauce instead of plain tomato sauce, added some black olives and jalapenos on top, used only 8 ounces lower fat mexican cheese instead of 16 ounces, and broiled the cheese on top. My husband and I both loved it and we'll definitely be making this again! We served it with spanish rice, salad, tortilla chips and salsa.
This recipe definately has potential. I was not impressed with the tomato sauce, I would use enchilada sauce or salsa next time. Also, I thought there was too much cheese. Wow! That is really saying something for me because I am a cheese lover and usually add more than is called for. Maybe there wasn't too much, just needed something in there with it. I think I will try a little shredded chicken in the middle of the chilies next time. I have never had chile rellenos with meat in them, but hey, sounds like it would be tasty!
I have been making this one for a few years now, with the following changes.
I only use the evaporated milk.
Use egg WHITES only, not as heavy this way.
Enchilada sauce instead of tomato, more flavorful.
I cut the whole chiles into 1" pieces then put them in.
Everyone who has had it, loved it.
Very Good ! I used about 8 fresh roasted Hatch green chiles.(Hatch,NM is famous for thier peppers) Very accessable for me living in AZ. Used 1 lb of ground beef cooked with onion, and a little cumin. 3 eggs and a little hot sauce to the egg mixture. And enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce. Used mostly sharp cheddar with a little monterey jack. Many compliments !! Reheats well.
After reading the reviews ... used an 8x8 pan, 3 eggs, only the evap milk, 1/2 the cheese - 4 oz of jack, 4 oz of cheddar, and about 1/2 cup enchilada sauce instead of the tomato sauce. My guests devoured this. Next time I'm adding a total of 4 eggs and a bit more flour to see if it gets fluffier. I'd like to try this with homemade roasted chiles even though the canned whole chiles tasted fine but I wouldn't use the diced chiles - discovered they are bitter, have too much juice, seeds, pieces of stem and ??? Yucky. Took longer to cook in the 8x8 pan (10-15 min. longer) and be sure to let it rest at least 10 minutes before serving. This is such a delicious recipe (despite all the changes) it still deserves 5 stars. *&$^@*&! I just reread the recipe and discovered it calls for a 5 oz. can (?) of evap milk. Hmmmmm. Maybe that is why so many reviewers eliminated the regular milk and just used a can (12 oz) of evap milk. That's what I did and it turned out fine. Pays to read the fine print!
yum!! You can prepare this casserole ahead of time, then pop it in the oven when you're ready for dinner. I used enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce for a little extra spice.
This is one of my favorite recipes! I use chopped chilis, one more egg, and only the evaporated milk (Not the additonal 1/2 cup milk which isn't even listed in the directions. #2 says mix milk not milks. Is the extra milk a typo?). I also bake it in a smaller pan - not the 8x8 - I use that odd pan in between an 8x8 and 10x13. We serve it with taco pie (fried burger with tomato sauce, served over a baked crescent roll crust, topped with cheese, and add your own lettuce, onion, etc.) This is definitely a keeper. Have used lower fat items also and was still tasty. We had leftovers for breakfast!
Excellent dish when using suggestions of others, and a couple of my own improvements. Smaller pan (8x8 or 9x9), 2-3 lg. fresh roasted pasillo or ahaheim chiles (peeled & diced), 4 eggs, half the cheeses, only the evap. milk. For the egg mixture: Separate the eggs and whip the whites until slightly stiff. Blend together the egg yolks, flour and milk and fold into the beaten egg whites. This creates a much fluffier casserole. The best sauce for this dish is a can of mexican style stewed tomatoes, blended till just smooth. More authentic and flavorful than using enchilada sauce. Never would use just canned tomato sauce - yuck.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chili Rellenos Casserole
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 248
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