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chillies rellenos casserole

a recipe by
Cindy Rice
Springfield, VT

A friend of ours made us stuffed, roasted, and pan fried CHILLIe Rellenos a while back...they were reallllly when I came across this 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 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..:)..)

serves 6-8 generously..or 10 smaller appetites..:)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chillies rellenos casserole

  • 2-5 can
    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
  • sour cream
  • raisins
  • pecan pieces
  • 2 lg
    tomatoes, fresh, very ripe( fresh)
  • 1 sm
    jalepeno pepper
  • 3-6 tsp.
    creole seasonings, to taste, ( start w/1 a time)
  • 1tsp.
    cumin powder
  • 1 tsp

How To Make chillies rellenos casserole

  • 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'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
  • 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 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 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..
  • 11
    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 ..
  • 14
    Now for the tomato 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..
  • 15
    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..
  • 16
    ENJOY!.. And let me know what you think..:)
  • 17
    The photos are mine..but I can't take full credit for this recipe..just a partial Personally I think allot less of the creole seasoning s tastes way better then a lot more if the CHILLI powder..