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Chilies Rellenos Casserole Recipe

Chilies Rellenos Casserole Recipe

I love to cook with tasty green chilies and use recipes featuring them when I entertain. This hearty casserole has a big pepper taste in every bite.—Nadine Estes, Alto, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (7 ounces) whole green chilies
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Split chilies and remove seeds; dry on paper towels. Arrange chilies on the bottom of a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Top with cheese. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Spoon over the cheese.
  • 2. In a bowl, beat milk, eggs, flour, salt and pepper until smooth; pour over beef mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 321 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 212 mg cholesterol, 406 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein.