chili rellenos

For Guatemala week we tried out our modified version of Chiles Rellenos. I try to make dinner kids approved most night so we don’t have to cook twice. So this version is maybe a little less spicy than usual. But I would still recommend this way!


6 large poblano peppers
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
½ c. corn kernels
1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 egg
3/4 c. breadcrumbs
¼ c. cilantro chopped
1 lime, wedged
¼ c. sour cream
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
4 quartered tomatoes


  1. Roast peppers at 500°F for 25 minutes turning every 5 minutes. Peel off skin. Cut 3-inch slit in each pepper and take out seeds.
  2. Turn oven to 425°F. Cook onion in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add in zucchini and corn. Cook 5 more minutes. Put in a bowl and mix in shredded cheesechiles-rellenos
  3. Stuff each pepper with 1/2 c. of the mixture. Close together with toothpicks.
  4. Whisk the egg together with 1/2 c. water. Put breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl.
  5. Dip peppers in egg and coat with breadcrumbs. Put on being sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes.chiles rellenos
  7. Sauce: Cook onion, chili powder and cumin over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend until smooth.
  8. Serve with sauce, cilantro, lime and sour cream.
chili rellenos
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