Thanks ChiliDude. It is not the one that I am looking for, but I will use it if I can't get the one I want I just remember that the recipe was something like Chili Rellenos, but in a casserole style. I have to take a side dish for a Chili Sin Carne (no meat) on New Year's Day and thought the rellenos casserole would work well. Any other ideas?
re: Cerise 37
That was what we all called the Chile Relleno Casserole, a very popular buffet dish in California in the '70s. I haven't had a specific recipe in years, but it's essentially just a crustless quiche baked in a lasagna pan - layer of cheese, layer of canned green chiles (HAD to be Ortega, of course!), flattened out and patted dry, then lots more cheese, with a seasoned egg-and-cream mixture poured over all and baked. I haven't made it as a fullsize casserole in a long time, but usually as a quiche with a "crust" of those peppers lining a greased glass pie dish.
re: Cerise 37
Chili Relleno casserole isn't very chowish, but it really tastes good.
Don't have exact proportions, but basically 1 chili and 1 large egg for 1 serving.
Canned green chilies, drained and seeded,
Cheese for stuffing - cheddar, monterrey jack or if you want to be more authentic, a mexican melting cheese such as Oaxaca
1 large egg per chili - separate whites and yolks
Salt and black pepper
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp flour for each egg yolk plus 1 tbl more flour
On a floured surface, stuff chilies with cheese. Beat egg whites to a stiff. Beat egg yolks with flour, salt and pepper, baking power and garlic powder. Fold egg whites into egg yolk mixture.
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray. Place 1/2 of the egg mixture into the casserole. Top with stuffed chilies. Spread the remaining egg mixture over the chilies.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Casserole should be lightly browned and puffy.
This will deflate as it cools.
I serve it with a vegetarian green chili that is in the freezer section at Whole Foods, or with Old El Paso green chili enchilada sauce (I think that this has chicken broth in it).
I have just gone through two old recipe boxes looking for a recipe that was popular about 20 or so years ago and I can't find it. Can anyone help?. As I recall, it was Ortega chiles, stuffed with cheese and a batter of some sort poured over the top and baked.
I hope someone has the recipe and will post it. Thanks so much.