Authentic Mexican Chili Rellenos Food

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This is an authentic Mexican recipe that has been handed down for generations in my family.

Provided by Kentucky Guera

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Mexican

Time 1h

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 6

6 fresh Anaheim chile peppers
1 (8 ounce) package queso asadero (white Mexican cheese), cut into 3/4-inch thick strips
2 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup vegetable shortening for frying


  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place peppers onto the prepared baking sheet, and cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, about 10 minutes. Turn the peppers often to blacken all sides. Place the blackened peppers into a bowl, and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Allow the peppers to steam as they cool, about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse cooled peppers under cold water to peel off the skins, and cut a slit along the long side of each pepper to remove the seeds and core. Rinse the peppers inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels. Stuff the peppers with strips of the cheese.
  • Whisk the egg yolks in a bowl with the baking powder. In a second metal bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until the whites form stiff peaks. Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the yolk mixture. Place flour into a shallow bowl.
  • Heat the vegetable shortening in a skillet over medium heat. Roll each stuffed pepper in flour, tap off excess flour, and dip the peppers into the egg mixture to coat both sides. Gently lay the coated peppers into the hot shortening. Fry peppers until lightly golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 263.1 calories, Carbohydrate 17.3 g, Cholesterol 101.7 mg, Fat 16 g, Fiber 1.1 g, Protein 13.1 g, SaturatedFat 8.2 g, Sodium 356.6 mg, Sugar 2.6 g


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Just like your favorite Mexican restaurant! This unique, flavorful sauce and light, crispy batter will make it worth the little effort and time to prepare this cheesy classic at home. The steps are easy, and you can find Mexican oregano and comino in the Mexican spice section of any grocery store. Stuff and freeze the peppers in advance to save time!

Provided by *Fat~Dog~Lane*

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Mexican

Time 2h20m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 23

4 large poblano peppers
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
¼ cup all-purpose flour for dredging
1 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ½ cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano, crushed
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Cholula®)
⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
5 egg whites at room temperature
1 egg yolk, beaten
¼ cup all-purpose flour for dredging
1 cup oil for frying, or as needed
sour cream for garnish


  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and place the peppers onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 8 to 10 minutes per side. When the peppers are about 80 percent blackened, place them a plastic bag, seal, and allow the peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Once cool, remove the skins and discard. Cut a slit lengthwise into the side of each pepper, and remove seeds and veins. To reduce spiciness, rinse out any remaining seeds with water. Pat the peppers dry with paper towels.
  • Mix together the shredded mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar cheese in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Divide the cheese into 4 portions, and squeeze each portion lightly in your hands to make a cone shape. Insert a cone into the slit in each pepper, and pin the openings closed with toothpicks. Dredge each pepper in flour, dust off the excess, and place on a small baking sheet lined with parchment paper or waxed paper. Place the peppers in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • To make sauce, blend the stewed tomatoes in a blender until pureed, and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cook and stir for about 30 seconds, and pour in the pureed tomatoes, chicken broth, vinegar, oregano, cumin, black pepper, hot pepper sauce, and cinnamon. Reduce to medium-low, and simmer the sauce until reduced by half and thickened, about 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • Preheat an oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C), and warm a platter in the oven.
  • To make batter and finish the chiles rellenos, mix 1/3 cup flour with salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until the whites form stiff peaks. Lightly mix the egg yolk and flour-salt mixture into the egg whites to make a fluffy batter. Remove peppers from freezer and coat them in flour again; shake off excess flour, and dip each pepper into the egg batter, using a spoon to gently but completely coat each pepper with batter.
  • Heat frying oil in a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers. Gently lay the coated peppers into the hot oil, and fry on both sides until the batter is golden brown and the cheese filling is hot, about 5 minutes per side. Remove peppers to warmed platter while you finish frying. To serve, ladle a generous spoonful of sauce onto plate, and place pepper on sauce. Serve peppers hot with a dollop of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 423.7 calories, Carbohydrate 34.3 g, Cholesterol 91.1 mg, Fat 23.1 g, Fiber 4.9 g, Protein 21.3 g, SaturatedFat 9.3 g, Sodium 1239.5 mg, Sugar 6.9 g


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A luscious mexican specialty! These are quite easy to prepare and better than what you find in a mexican restaurant. Chiles filled with savory cheese, crusted in a golden egg coating and topped with a light tomato sauce or enchilada sauce of your choice. I use canned red enchilada sauce to save time and it adds a little kick too. My family loves these! You can use 1 lg. 7 oz. can of whole green chiles but they are very soft and make it difficult to stuff.

Provided by Mamablowfish

Categories     Vegetable

Time 40m

Yield 6 chiles, 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 11

6 chilies, medium size Anaheim Chiles or 6 pablano chilies
12 ounces monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
3 tablespoons onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (15 ounce) can tomato puree
1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
4 eggs
1 teaspoon salt


  • Roast chiles 3" under broiler, rotating until charred and blistered, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Place chiles in a sealed plastic bag or bowl covered with plastic wrap until cool enough to handle and skin is loose enough to peel.
  • Peel off skins under cold running water, then make a small slit three-quarters down length of chile and discard seeds, leaving stem attached.
  • Cut cheese in six 3/4 - 1" thick slices slightly smaller than the chiles.
  • Stuff each chile with 1 piece of cheese.
  • Roll stuffed chiles in flour, shake off excess and set aside.
  • In medium size frying pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and garlic, cook, stirring until golden (about 10 min).
  • Add tomato puree and oregano, season to taste with salt.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes and keep warm.
  • Crispy Egg Coating.
  • Seperate 4 eggs.
  • In large bowl, whip egg whites with salt until firm peaks form. (make sure they are firm).
  • Beat egg yolks until well blended and fold into egg whites.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 2-3 inches or so and heat to 425 degrees or med-high.
  • Dipp each chile in egg coating and drop into oil and cook about 2 minutes until golden brown on each side, turning once with a fork or spatula.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Top with tomato sauce or enchilada sauce.
  • Optional toppings, chopped cilantro, green onions and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 376.1, Fat 23.8, SaturatedFat 13.8, Cholesterol 199.6, Sodium 793.5, Carbohydrate 20, Fiber 2.4, Sugar 6.5, Protein 22.2

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What cheese is used in Chiles relleno?
Different Mexican recipes call for various cheeses to make Authentic Chiles Rellenos, including Oaxaca, Mozzarella, and Monterey Jack. My favorite Mexican restaurant uses a very creamy melting cheese. As soon as you cut the tip off the Chiles Relleno with a fork, the cheese oozes out into the sauce on the plate.
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