Rating: 5 stars
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Delicious baked chiles rellenos without the fat of frying. Serve with Mexican beans and rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
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Directions

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  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

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  • Roast peppers on the top rack of the preheated oven until the skins are charred, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from the oven and allow to cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Set the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • While peppers are cooling, whisk eggs, flour, milk, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl until smooth. Slice the queso fresco into eight even rectangles, just shorter than the length of the peppers.

  • Carefully peel off the waxy skin of the cooled peppers. Gently cut a slit down the length of the peppers and use a spoon to remove the seeds and membranes.

  • Spread about 1/4 cup of the milk mixture on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Wrap each pepper around a queso fresco rectangle. Place each chile/cheese wrap seam-side down in a single layer in the baking dish. Cover with remaining egg mixture. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the egg mixture has risen and the cheese is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use any fresh Mexican cheese as a substitute for queso fresco, and a shredded Mexican cheese blend instead of shredded Cheddar.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 17.1g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 137mg; sodium 450.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2020
I had all the ingredients, so I made it exactly as written (added a sprinkle of cumin). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2021
Hard peeling the peppers Read More