Deconstructed chili rellenos

Deconstructed chili rellenos

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 416.5
  • Total Fat: 22.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 252.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,235.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 33.9 g

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I was never able to make the breading stick to my peppers making it the traditional way, so I devised this recipe to take its place. I was never able to make the breading stick to my peppers making it the traditional way, so I devised this recipe to take its place.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 lbTurkey, Ground turkey, 93% lean
    1 medium Onions, chopped
    1/2 cup White Rice, cooked
    1 lb poblano peppers
    1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
    5 large eggs
    1/3 cup flour
    1 tsp Salt
    1 cup Milk
    1 cup Tomato Sauce
    1 tsp Mexican oregano
    2 clove Garlic, grated
    2 cube Chicken bouillon


Saute onion is olive oil for 5 minutes. Add turkey and brown. Drain and set aside. Set oven to broil with rack 2nd from top. Remove tops of peppers, cut in half, remove seeds and ribs. Place on foil lined cookie sheet and broil for about 5 minutes or until skin is black and bubbled. WATCH CLOSELY! Put in bowl, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes. Peel skins off and chop. Set aside. Heat tomato sauce in small pot. Add salt, Mexican oregano, garlic, chicken bouillon, and hot sauce if you prefer. Cook about 10 minutes and set aside. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add milk and mix. Whisk in flour. Pam spray 2 qt baking dish. Layer cheese, turkey, then peppers. Repeat x 1 so there are 2 layers. Pour tomato sauce over all first, then pour egg mixture over it. Add more cheese on top. Bake for about 50 minutes at 350 degrees or until center is set. Serve. Tips: trade the cheddar jack for pepper jack cheese for more kick. You can also add a jalapeno or 2 to the turkey mixture for more kick as well. Do not add any taco seasoning! The lead flavor in this dish should be the poblanos. Any additions could mask their delicious flavor. Mexican oregano tastes a little different than regular oregano, but if you don't have any, regular will do. You can substitute beef for the turkey, but the nutritional values will change. The only thing that can make this taste better is MORE poblanos. Use 2 lbs if you wish!

Serving Size: 1 cup? Whatever will divide the dish into 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6.0

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KKAVANAUG7.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    tasty - 7/15/18

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    When broiling the peppers, they should be skin side out. I forgot to say that. - 2/19/18