Chile Relleno Casserole
Love chile rellenos but can't be bothered with all the prep? Try this no-fry, no-fuss casserole that delivers on all the flavors and gooeyness of this traditional Mexican dish without all the work.
Author: The Chef
Recipe type: Main dish
- 8 poblano peppers
- 8 Colby Jack cheese sticks (1 ounce each) or 8 ounces Colby Jack cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces
- One 10-ounce can enchilada sauce
- 8 large eggs
- 1 cup grated Cheddar
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Roast the poblanos over an open flame or under the broiler until charred all over, turning as necessary, about 8 minutes. Put in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to steam and loosen the skin, about 5 minutes. When cooled, remove the stems and run under cold water to peel off the blackened outer skin and remove the seeds.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Put 1 piece Colby Jack cheese in the center of each pepper. Pour half of enchilada sauce into an 8-inch square baking dish. Put half of the cheese-filled peppers on top of the enchilada sauce. Repeat with the remaining sauce and peppers.
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl until very frothy. Whisk in the Cheddar, milk, flour and baking powder. Gently pour the mixture over the peppers and sauce in the baking dish.
- Bake until the casserole is set in the center and golden brown all over, about 1 hour. Let rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm.