Y’all Interested in Some Texas Food?
Growing up, I liked Mexican food; however, when I moved to Texas, I fell in love with Tex-Mex! When my girlfriend gang and I went out to eat, my favorite dish was Chile Relleños—that was my meal every time. Creamy, cheesy goodness. Think poblano chili pepper stuffed with cheese, battered, deep fried and served with rice and beans…yum! Not the easiest recipe to make, so I found a quick, delicious alternative that’d be easy to make for your girlfriends.
Ingredients for 8 | Multiply by degree of hunger, divide by number of girlfriends!
- 12 ounce can whole green chili peppers or poblano peppers
- 6 ounce block of Monterey Jack cheese
- 4 eggs, beaten
- ⅓ cup milk
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream, salsa and guacamole for toppings, if desired.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease bottom of 13 x 6 x 2 baking dish.
Drain and seed peppers.
Cut Monterey cheese into strips as long as the peppers.
Insert one strip into each pepper. It's fine if the pepper tears, just do your best to close up the sides around the strip of cheese.
Place peppers in the baking dish.
In a medium bowl combine eggs and milk. Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth. Pour over peppers.
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and center is baked.
Cut into squares and serve. Top with sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole.
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