Chiles Rellenos Casserole Recipe

Friday, September 20, 2013
This is a simple style American Mexican-style casserole called Chilies Rellenos the kids loved when growing up and a cheater version of the "real deal".

It was exciting to see this bake all together like a Mexican-style potpie that's what it reminded everyone of when I served this.

The authentic version is a poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and then dipped into an egg batter and deep fried.

They are delicious, but takes a bit of work to get them just right and with my busy schedule, this casserole is the perfect solution to meld all those flavors we love.

The Chilies Rellenos is a popular dish in Mexican cuisine that originated in the city of Puebla.

This easy casserole dish recipe is printable and scroll ot the bottom for the instructions hit print.

Mexican casserole chiles rellenos

The Easiest Casserole One-Pan Mexican Meal Steps

  1. Peppers when in the season we use fresh roasted poblano peppers, not in season I use canned roasted chili peppers
  2. Cheese I used Monterey Jack or a nice blend of cheddar and part pepper jack cheese 
  3. Milk we only use whole milk or half and half works well Eggs 
  4. Steps to make Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 13x9 casserole dish with a cooking oil spray. Beat the topping using the flour into milk until smooth set aside this is the top crust. Add beans, meat, and peppers to the oil-sprayed prepared pan with cheese  Add egg mixture which will make a crust on top of the meat mixture.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.

sauteed beef

Chilies Rellenos Casserole Recipe Serving Ideas

  • Spanish Rice
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sauteed refried beans with cheese
  • Nacho loaded

casserole with corn and beef

Garnish and Topping Suggestions:

  1. sliced olives
  2. sour cream
  3. parsley/cilantro
  4. avocado
  5. diced cucumbers
  6. any kind of cheese you prefer
  7. jalapeno peppers
  8. shredded lettuce
  9. salsa mild or hot
  10. diced tomatoes
  11. finely chopped onions
  12. crushed tortilla chips
  13. Side dishes:
  14. avocado guacamole dip
  15. corn on the cob

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Mexican, American
Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Chiles Rellenos Casserole Recipe

Chiles Rellenos Casserole Recipe

This is a simple style American Mexican-style casserole called Chiles Rellenos a cheater version made easy!


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 16 oz can of refried beans (I used fat-free)
  • 2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese with jalapenos or use a blended cheddar cheese
  • 1 or 2 cans of green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • optional: cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup canned corn
  • Topping (this is top crust)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or half and half
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Beat eggs, and hot sauce and gradually add the flour and salt set aside.
  2. Brown meat I cooked in the corn juice instead of draining it, add the garlic.
  3. Stir in all the spices when the meat is browned. Add the refried beans.
  4. In a 13x9 pan spread the green chilies out over the bottom of an oiled sprayed pan.
  5. Top the chilies with around 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  6. Spread the meat on top, then the corn, and add the rest of the shredded cheese.
  7. Pour the egg mixture on top and bake for around 1 hour or until set in a preheated oven of 350 degrees.
  8. This is great reheated the next day, store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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