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


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prepared chiles or 3 or 4 sm. cans of whole green chiles
2 lb
ground beef
diced bell pepper
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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • 2Prepare green chiles (instructions below) OR drain and set aside if using canned.
  • 3To 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.
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5Pour a just enough green chile enchilada sauce to barely cover the bottom of the 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • 6Holding chile in hand, stuff with meat mixture.
  • 7Put in baking dish seam side down. Repeat with remaining chiles.
  • 8Pour 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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