Chillies Rellenos Casserole

Cindy Rice

By
@Syndilou

A friend of ours made us stuffed, roasted, and pan fried CHILLIe Rellenos a while back...they were reallllly good..so when I came across this recipe..in a Texas cook book that my girlfriend gave me ..I had to try it..:)
So easy ..and I can't begin to tell you how good this is....except that it was gone in a couple of hrs...:)
I have listed the ingredients and such the way I made it..at the end.i will include the original adjustments, so you can decide, how you wish to proceed, should you decide to try this..( and I hope you do.. You won't be disappointed..:)..)


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Serves:

6-8 generously..or 10 smaller appetites..:)

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2-5 can(s)
4oz.whole green chillies.( i used 2, it calls for 5 )
1#
ground beef
1 lg.
onion, chopped
2
garlic cloves, crushed
6 tsp
creole seasonings powder
1 tsp
cumin powder
salt, to taste
8 oz
monetary jack and sharp cheddar, ( each), grated
1-13 oz
evaporated milk ( can )
4
eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp
flour
sour cream
raisins
pecan pieces

TOMATO SAUCE:

2 large
tomatoes, fresh, very ripe( x-lg.garden fresh)
1 small
jalepeno pepper
3-6 tsp.
creole seasonings, to taste, ( start w/1 tsp.at a time)
1tsp.
cumin powder
1 tsp
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse chillies, open out, remove seeds, and drain on paper towels. Brown ground beef, onions and garlic in large skillet. Add seasoning s and mix well.
2
In greased , ( I didn't grease the pan and was fine ) , 8x13 inch casserole, make a single layer of chillies, using only half. Add ground beef mixture and top w/other half of chillies. Sprinkle w/mixture of cheeses. In a bowl add evaporated milk to eggs. Add flour, beating till mixed..pour egg mixture over cheese. Top w/tomato sauce..
3
TOMATO SAUCE:
Okay...I made my own..here's what ya do.. Take 2very large , very ripe, ( not over ripe..), garden fresh tomatoes..core them , slice in half, place in blender..use liquefy setting, and liquefy..lol..
4
Add 3 teaspoons creole seasonings..1tsp.cumin powder, and 1 tsp. sugar..liquefy again..for a few seconds to a minute..till ya think it's well blended..
5
Pour all into a sauce pan..and simmer till slightly thickened..about 30 minutes or so..( the longer you simmer..the thicker it'll get..I make my sauce and put on to simmer right after I get my green chillies prepared..that way..when you need it, it is ready..:)
6
Okay..now that your sauce is ready, use only enough to lightly cover top of casserole..
7
This dish can be prepared ahead..if preparing ahead of time..wait to put sauce on , till you're ready to bake it..
8
Preheat oven to 350°F. . Bake 30-45 minutes..edges should begin to brown..and look set and firm..( I just baked for 30 min. Checked it , then baked for the remaining 15 minutes..and took out ..let it set for 10 min..and serve..
9
To serve, cut in squares of desired serving sz and serve in plates. Top each square w/a generous portion of whipped cream. Sprinkle w/raisin and pecan pieces( I'm sure walnuts would work too).. I didn't have any sour cream..so we skipped it and the raisins, and pecans..
But will definite do so the next time I make it..but it is great enough to stand in it's own..
10
I served it up w/Indian fry bread.home made fresh salsa, and tortilla chips..
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And I can't wait to make this again..:)
We were "ALL" sorry it was gone..:(
12
Suggested accompaniment , is some sort of avocado dish , such as avocado cut up in a green salad or as guacamole . For a heavier meal, tacos are great w/it too..
GOOD EATING..:)
13
Original recipe..all the same..except..I used creole seasonings..they used Williams Chili mix and in the ground up beef , they used 3 tablespoons of it..( personally, way too much heat..and I think the creole tastes far superior ..
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Now for the tomato sauce..you can top w/canned tomato sauce, or make my sauce listed above, or you can make their tomato sauce..using as follows w/same instructions..
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Theirs:
1 1# can stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup tomato juice
3tablespoons Williams chili mix( way too much heat..but your choice)
1tsp.cumin powder
1tsp.sugar..
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ENJOY!.. And let me know what you think..:)
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The photos are mine..but I can't take full credit for this recipe..just a partial credit..lol..
Personally I think allot less of the creole seasoning s tastes way better then a lot more if the CHILLI powder..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids