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Fiesta Stuffed Peppers: Enchanted Chiles Rellenos

Chiles Rellenos

About the Dish:

Chiles Rellenos is a traditional Mexican dish made by stuffing roasted and peeled poblano peppers with cheese or meat, then frying them until golden and serving them with a rich tomato sauce. This dish is known for its bold flavors and comforting textures. The roasted peppers have a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the creamy filling and tangy tomato sauce. It is a popular dish during festive occasions and family gatherings.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 680mg
Total Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 12g


Ingredient Quantity
Poblano Peppers 6
Cheese (such as Oaxaca, Chihuahua, or Monterey Jack) 1 cup
Eggs 2
All-Purpose Flour 1/2 cup
Tomatoes 4
Onion 1
Garlic 2 cloves
Cilantro 1/4 cup
Vegetable Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Roast the poblano peppers over an open flame or under a broiler until the skin is charred and blistered. Place the peppers in a plastic bag and let them steam for 10 minutes. Once cooled, peel off the skin and make a small slit on one side of each pepper to remove the seeds.
  • Step 2: Stuff the peppers with cheese. Carefully insert the cheese into the peppers through the slit, making sure not to tear the peppers.
  • Step 3: In a shallow dish, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt. Dip each stuffed pepper into the beaten eggs, coating it evenly.
  • Step 4: In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Fry the stuffed peppers until golden brown on all sides. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  • Step 5: In a blender, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, and salt. Blend until smooth to make the tomato sauce.
  • Step 6: Pour the tomato sauce into a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Step 7: Serve the Chiles Rellenos on a plate and drizzle them with the tomato sauce. Garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.

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