Chiles Rellenos


 You will need:

8 Poblano Peppers or Hatch Green Chiles  (Pick chiles that are long and wide; the curled ones will be too difficult to toast.) Note: Some peppers will be hotter than others


4 eggs

8 oz. white cheese  (I like to use Oaxaca but Monterey Jack Cheese works well.)

1 cup white flour

1 cup olive oil or cooking oil




3 large, red tomatoes

1-2 Serrano Peppers

½ white onion

handful of fresh cilantro

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tablespoon table salt

1 tablespoon pepper

1 tablespoon ground cumin

½ cup water



* serve with rice and beans or wrap in a flour tortilla for a delicious burrito!

Serves 4






















10 Comments on “Chiles Rellenos

  1. These were so beautiful! I was so proud making these! The sauce was full of flavor! Just one thing, I would add salt slowly to individual taste. This recipe was amazing! I can’t wait to try my next recipe!…..corn gorditas!

    • Janelle,

      I’m proud of you too! Many people I talk to are intimidated by the process of making chile rellenos. But it wasn’t that difficult, was it? I’m glad you liked them. I love chile relleno burritos.

    • I thought that the relleno sauce was so tasty that I would use the left overs to make enchiladas, I bet that they would be really good with this sauce! Also do you hollow out the corn gorditas? or just make a slit and stuff as is? I am having a ball making your recipes! Everyone has been a hit! I think I will do like Julie Julia (the movie) and cook my way through your blog!

      • Yes! I like that idea Janelle! 🙂 I’m realy glad you’re enjoying my recipes. And yes, it’s more of a slit – like a thin pocket. The half that’s the thickest will be where you will set the stuffing and the “flap” will just cover it. Use the tip of a sharp knife to do the slit. Hope this helps! Let me know how they turn out.


    • Thank you Joanie! And your comment inspired me to start doing step-by-step blogs again. I was wondering if they were helpful. Hope you try them 🙂

  2. Hello. I really want to hear about more REAL MEXICAN recipes!

    PLEASE 🙂

  3. This plate looks delicious! thanks for the recipe! I am looking forward on preparing this dish! thanks! 🙂

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