Stuffed Green Chiles

Millie Johnson


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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6 - 8
40 Min
35 Min


  • 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
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 - 4 clove
    minced garlic
  • 2 c
  • 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
  • 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

How to Make Stuffed Green Chiles


  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.
    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)
    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".

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About Stuffed Green Chiles

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

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