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Hatch chiles are New Mexico's gift to the world. Here are layers of Hatch chiles and melted cheese wrapped up in a coat of puffy egg and then baked instead of fried.

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Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Place egg whites in a bowl and beat until stiff. Gently fold in evaporated milk, flour, and salt. Cover bottom of baking dish with 1/2 the egg white mixture. Place chiles flat over egg whites. Sprinkle Oaxaca cheese over chiles. Top with remaining chiles and egg white mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are set, about 30 minutes.

  • While casserole bakes, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add chile powder, salt, and cumin. Cook and stir for another minute. Add bell peppers and cook until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes. Slowly add broth, stirring to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until casserole is ready.

  • Serve the sauce with slices of the chile relleno casserole.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; 22.1 g total fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 1240 mg sodium. 21.5 g carbohydrates; 20.2 g protein; Full Nutrition