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bonnie's blue ribbon chile rellenos casserole

(16 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This recipe is a good side dish to serve along with your other Mexican dishes or it can be served alone as the main dish. A hearty meal, and you can add your favorite seasonings and as much heat as you desire. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a fabulous casserole with a Tex-Mex flair. It's super cheesy and packed with flavor. The mixture of meat and chiles is the base of flavor. Seasoned perfectly, the few dashes of hot sauce add a slight kick. The egg/flour mixture holds everything together and has a fluffy egg-like texture. Serve as Bonnie suggests for a hearty dinner. This would be great for brunch too.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(16 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's blue ribbon chile rellenos casserole

  • 1 lb
    ground sirloin
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 3/4 c
    red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 can
    chopped green chile, 4 oz each
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and extra for the top of the casserole
  • 1
    splash of milk (about 1/2 of a teaspoon)
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 4
    eggs, beaten
  • dash
  • toppings of sour cream, black sliced olives and chopped green onions

How To Make bonnie's blue ribbon chile rellenos casserole

  • Browning onion and peppers.
    In a medium-sized skillet, add the olive oil and saute the onion and bell pepper with and a pinch of salt until onion is translucent.
  • Ground beef and seasonings added to the skillet.
    Then add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper, cumin, allspice, garlic powder, and cook until just browned (cooked through). It is going in the oven so don't overcook the beef.
  • Draining some of the fat.
    Set your skillet at an angle and allow all the fat to drain away from the beef mixture. Soak up the grease with a paper towel and discard.
  • Pouring a can of chiles into the baking dish.
    In a 9 x 13 x 1 1/2 inch baking dish add one can of the chiles. Spread evenly over bottom of the dish.
  • Sprinkling cheese into the baking dish.
    Sprinkle with the sharp cheese on top of the chiles.
  • Adding ground beef to the baking dish.
    Then add the drained ground beef mixture, spreading evenly.
  • Pouring second can of chiles on top of ground beef.
    Add the second can of chiles over the meat.
  • Milk, sour cream, flour, salt, pepper, beaten eggs, and Tabasco in a bowl.
    In a small mixing bowl add the milk, sour cream, flour, salt, pepper, beaten eggs, and a dash of Tabasco. Whisk well until smooth.
  • Milk mixture poured over the ground beef.
    Pour this mixture evenly over the dish.
  • Chile Rellenos Casserole baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes until it is set.
  • Sprinkling more cheese on top.
    Add some cheese to the top about ten minutes before the dish is done. If the dish is not brown enough when cooking time ends, turn the oven on broil, watch carefully so it doesn't burn, only takes about five minutes or so.
  • Chile Relleno Casserole with sour cream, black olives, and green onion.
    Cut into squares to serve and top with sour cream black olives and chopped green onions. Enjoy!