I adore Chile rellenos but don't always want to go through the mess of the production. Here's a simple, cheating way to get the bottom line without the fuss. —Jennie Allen
large poblando chiles, seeded
enchilada sauce, red or green
shredded Queso Blanco or Monterey Jack cheese
smalled diced onion
large diced tomato
good chile powder
cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper
In This Recipe
Seed poblano chiles and roast under broiler until charred and blistered on all sides. Remove from oven and place in a paper bag for 5 minutes to allow them to sweat. This allows the skin to peel right off when you remove them. Peel and set aside.
In a small sauce pan. Saute onions untill translucent, add garlic and saute for a few minutes. Add diced tomato, enchilad sauce, cumin and chile powder, salt and pepper. Allow to simmer untill flavors have melded, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350.
Spray bottom of a medium casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread refried beans on the bottom. Layer the poblano chiles on top to cover the beans completely.
Pour the sauce over the pobanos and sprinkle with 1/4 cup cilantro.
Generously cover with the cheese and sprinkle the remaning cilantro on top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or untill bubbling and lightly browned. Allow to rest before serving. Serve with rice. Enjoy