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Monday, April 21, 2014

A-Z Letter R is for Rellenos

Chiles Rellenos is one of my favorite things to eat; but it can be a giant pain to make. If you haven't already sensed a pattern here, quick and easy dinners are my thing. This dish is great to make a day a head of time, when you  know you won't have the opportunity to make dinner the next day. Bottom line; I won't allow my lack of time to sacrifice taste. This is a recipe that I feel is an awesome compromise: chiles rellenos casserole. Oh man, do we scarf this one up like crazy. There are NEVER any left overs.

Before baking it should look like the picture above; after the picture below. Sorry it's a little blurry!
Ingredients
12 ounce can of green chiles (without seeds) *Where we live it is very hard to find fresh whole chiles-if you can find them, use them.
1 lb of Monterey Jack cheese grated
2 eggs
1 cup of milk
4 tbsp of flour
1-8 oz can of tomato sauce
2 tsp butter

Layer chiles with 3/4 lb of the cheese in a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Sprinkle with butter. Beat eggs, milk and flour together and pour over chiles. Cover and refrigerate over night. About 1 1/2 hours before serving, remove from the refrigerator and bring up to room temp. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and spread on tomato sauce and cheese. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes.  Yields 8 servings. (Or one serving for my Dad. LOL)

Please excuse the sloppy plating;  I was rushing to get this done. 

14 comments:

  1. OK, this is a definite 'make real soon' dish. I do live where I can purchase fresh chilis. Which type do you suggest? Then what do I do with them beyond washing and removing the seeds? I'll look for your reply later.

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    1. Any green chile is fine! I prefer to use fresh ingredients always, but the canned version still tastes amazing.

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  2. Chiles! That sounds good.
    So if I make it, the dish shouldn't be blurry? Check.

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    1. LOL! Yeah, sorry about that. I was rushing!

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  3. We have fresh chilies too so I will be making this. I love simple, easy dishes. The best part is no one but me will eat it so I am going to make it, cut it into reasonable portions and freeze them so I can have them anytime I want.

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    1. I always say I am going to make a double portion of this, because it tastes even better as it sits. But we never have any leftovers!!!

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  4. I love Chiles Rellenos. It is a good thing I am eating now or I'd starving reading your posts!

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    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

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    1. LOL! My family always teases me because I watch nothing but cooking shows on tv. They are always saying, turn it off or go cook, we are starving now!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. This is actually one of my favorite things to eat I love now having a recipe for it.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. YES! I hope you try it out. It is SO much easier than making the traditional chiles rellenos. That can be a giant pain and take forever. I really enjoy this recipe. I make it a lot.

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  6. A pound of cheese? Yes, yes, YES! 8D~

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    1. Yeah, about that. You may not necessarily NEED that much cheese, but it sure makes this recipe taste like heaven!

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  7. Wow, that looks amazing! I love the idea of a casserole, very simple.

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    1. It is so good! I hope you try to make it. It's easy and YUM.

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