Stuffed Green Chiles

Millie Johnson

By
@BISCUITMAKR

I created this when I was in my early twenties and have changed it a little over the years. I now grow and fire roast my own green chiles instead of buying canned and I use Oxaca cheese (or homemade mozarella) instead of cheddar. You may fire roast, peel and clean out the seeds of your chiles or use canned as both are good. I like to keep whole unpeeled fire roasted chiles frozen single layer in freezer bags to use all winter.


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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

14
prepared chiles or 3 or 4 sm. cans of whole green chiles
2 lb
ground beef
1
diced bell pepper
1
diced onion
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
black pepper
2 - 4 clove
minced garlic
2 c
water
3 Tbsp
fajitas mix or 1 envelope taco bell fajitas seasoning
1/2 tsp
ground cayenne pepper * optional
1/2 tsp
habanero sauce * optional
1 Tbsp
cornmeal
1 pt
green chile enchilada sauce * if store bought add 1/4 tsp. dried cilantro
3/4 lb
oxaca or mozarella cheese, sliced or shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
2
Prepare green chiles (instructions below) OR drain and set aside if using canned.
3
To large skillet add ground beef, salt, black pepper, minced garlic, diced onion and diced bell pepper. Cook on high till meat is browned. Drain and return to skillet.
4
Add water, fajitas mix, cornmeal, cayenne* and Habanero sauce*. Bring to a boil,reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and cook on medium high till very thick.
5
Pour a just enough green chile enchilada sauce to barely cover the bottom of the 9 x 13 baking dish.
6
Holding chile in hand, stuff with meat mixture.
7
Put in baking dish seam side down. Repeat with remaining chiles.
8
Pour remaining green chile enchilada sauce over the top. Cover with cheese and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or till nice and bubbly.
9
TO PREPARE GREEN CHILES
Blister chiles on all sides on a very hot grill or in your broiler. As they get done put them in a covered bowl. (this helps to sweat the skins off)
10
PLEASE WEAR GLOVES!
Peel off skin then cut off top and make a slit down the side. Open it up and remove seeds. It is now ready to use. You can see a step by step with pictures in my recipe "Fire Roasted Chilis/Peppers".

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Hashtags: #cheesy, #chile, #beefy