Chile Relleno Casserole Recipe
“A friend gave me this easy take on a traditional Mexican favorite about 35 years ago. I’m often asked to bring it to potlucks.” —Maggie Owen, Oceanside, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings
- 7 cans (4 ounces each) whole green chilies, drained
- 3/4 pound Monterey Jack cheese, cut into strips
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 eggs
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 1. Split chilies lengthwise; rinse and remove seeds. Drain on paper towels; pat dry. Stuff chilies with cheese strips. Place half of chilies in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.
- 2. In a small bowl, beat the eggs, milk, flour, salt, pepper and pepper sauce until smooth; pour over chilies. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
1 serving equals 311 calories, 22 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 189 mg cholesterol, 603 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 19 g protein.
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