Chiles Rellenos Casserole
Too often, this Tex-Mex casserole is a gloppy mess. We wanted to replicate the roasted chile flavor, hearty filling, and crisp fried shell of the original—without all the work.
Why This Recipe Works
Traditional chiles rellenos may be delicious, but preparing them is no small task. First the chiles are roasted, next they’re stuffed with a cheesy beef filling, and finally they’re dipped into batter and fried until they’re golden and crisp—not to mention the step of making a spicy tomato sauce to serve with the peppers. Instead, we captured each of these elements in a casserole with a fraction of the fuss. We combined sautéed chiles, beef, and piquant Ro-tel tomatoes and finished the dish off with a baked puffed egg white and cheese topping.