Chilies Rellenos Casserole Recipe

Friday, September 20, 2013
Yes I know this isn't anywhere near an Italian recipe, however, I absolutely loved the flavors in this.

It was exciting to see this bake all together like a Mexican Style Potpie! Who can resist?

The authentic version is a poblano pepper stuffed with cheese and then dipped into an egg batter and deep fried. They are delicious, but take a bit of work to get them just right.

The chile relleno is a dish in Mexican cuisine that originated in the city of Puebla.

In 1858 it was described as a "green chile pepper stuffed with minced meat and coated with eggs" a bit more work than this easy casserole dish.

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 13x 9 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, 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.

Chilies Rellenos Casserole Recipe

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 refried beans (I used fat-free)
2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese with jalapenos or use a blended cheddar cheeses
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

Beat eggs, hot sauce and gradually add the flour and salt set aside.

Brown meat I cooked in the corn juice instead of draining it, add the garlic.Stir in all the spices when meat is browned. Add the refried beans.

In a 13x9 pan spread the green chilies out over the bottom of an oiled sprayed pan.
Top the chilies with around 1 cup of shredded cheese.Spread the meat of the top, corn, and add the rest of the shredded cheese.

Pour the egg mixture on top and bake for around 1 hour or until set in a preheated oven of 350 degrees.

This casserole is great reheated the next day if you have any left!


  1. I love all the flavors in this!! I can't wait to try it!

  2. Wow this looks like the perfect comfort food! Sounds delicious :)

  3. mmm this casserole looks incredible! Very interesting combination of ingredients. I think it's a great idea for dinner. I really like. I definitely want to try your recipe and I'm sure it is very tasty! Thank you for sharing this great recipe! YUM!


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