ic Kathe With an E: Chili Rellanos

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chili Rellanos

You may remember a few weeks ago
when I shared my Cinco De Mayo table here
that I said Mr. B would be making homemade 
chili rellanos.
They are one of my favorite
meals he makes.
I thought I would 
share with you his recipe
and the process he goes through to make them.

One of the most important 
ingredient is the chilis themselves.
We get ours from the 
Farm Market Garden Center
not far from our home.
Every year at the beginning of August
they bring in bushel upon bushel of  
fresh chilis of all different heat levels.
They then start roasting them.
If you have never experienced 
the smell of roasting chilis
you are in for a treat!

We usually pick up at least
2 pounds of chilis.
Some mild, some medium and some hot.

We bring them home and freeze them 
in meal sized portions.
The 2 pounds usually
last for a year.
We are then ready to go get some more!

For this meal Mr. B used 
mild chilis.
In the cold of winter is when we
will use up the hot ones!

The rest of the ingredients
are pretty simple.
Some hot oil for frying,
egg roll wrappers and
shredded cheese.
Traditionalists will use Queso Fresco cheese
but we like a marbled cheddar.

Mr. B starts out by laying out an egg roll wrapper.
Next comes the roasted chili.
Add a pile of cheese.
He then folds it into 
the shape of an envelope,
dabbing some water on the edges 
as he goes along to make sure they are sealed.
 All rolled up pretty.
We can usually get 6 or 7.
Plenty for dinner and 
leftovers for lunch the next day.

Now heat up several inches 
of oil until it is just starting to smoke,
about 350 degrees.
 Place several of the rolls in at a time.
Cook for about 3 minutes then gently turn them.

Cook about 2 minutes more
or until they are golden brown.
Sometimes one will leak 
but don't worry,
it will still be good!
(Doesn't the top one look like it's smiling?)

I always use the vintage oval plates
I found thrifting back in October.

Served up with some
green enchilada sauce, sour cream and more cheese,
along with refried beans,
Mexican style rice and Mr. B's 
homemade guacamole!

A spicy feast fit for a Queen,
made by her King!
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  1. Yes.. it looks yummy! I do not buy chili peppers. But looking at them being roasted looks delish. Your Chili Rellano Recipe looks wonderful.

  2. My hubby's favorite Mexican dish is Chili Rellanos!

  3. This looks incredible.. can't wait to try it!!

  4. you need to come over here and shut my mouth! Holy Drool Fest going on right here. right now! Oh- My goodness! I am SOOOO making these!! These look so so good Kathe!!! Mr. B- you are a rocking mighty fine Chef! What's today!?! Happy....Wednesday..... ;)

  5. OMG, these are amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. I am not into cooking anymore, but certainly would enjoy a big helping of these.

  7. You know, those do look REALLY good and I'm a Norwegian! We fear more than 8 grains of pepper on an egg!


  8. That looks delicious. How wonderful that you can get the peppers already roasted for you!

  9. Kathe, Chili Rellanos are my favorite! I absolutely love them. I will be trying this for sure! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup!

  10. Love Mexican food! These look so yummy! Thanks for linking!

  11. Oh wow, my mouth is watering. Great photos! My DH uses those wrappers to make crab wontons. Definitely going to have him try these. Yummy!

  12. Oh wow! I LOVE these and will make them as soon as I find the chillies (not easy in Ontario in the spring). Thanks so much for sharing C:

  13. YUM... they look better than delicious....

  14. I love Chili Rellenos! We grew pablano peppers in our garden last year and used those to make the recipe. I love your idea of using the egg roll wrappers. That might be a step saver we'll have to try!

  15. I am so going to make these!!
    Smiles, Dottie

  16. I love the smell of fresh chiles roasting. Those chile rellenos look so delicious! I just bought 4 poblano plants...can't wait until they start producing!

  17. yummy, those look so good!
    Tamika @ www.notimefortea.com

  18. I don't know if my stomach could tolerate the chilis, but my brother would totally love this meal. He used to live in Texas and has missed the "real" Mexican food in the area. Thanks for sharing the recipe for everyone to learn how these are made.

  19. my husband orders these in the Mexican resterant all the time, those look good

  20. love the idea of using the egg wrappers. I will definitely be putting this on my to make list!

  21. Wow! This looks great! Mr.B is quite the talented folder!

  22. Like you, I love chile rellenos but have never thought to make them. What a great idea to make enough to freeze. The up front effort sure makes for some easy dinners down the road.

  23. Oh Troy would so be here with plate in hand! This is one of his all time favorite foods! Everything looks yummy and I love the roaster! Thank you for sharing this with us this week at TTF. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  24. Love! This looks so good. I can't wait to make them this way. So glad I stopped in from Creative Thursday. I would love to invite you to come party with us sometime on Fabulous Friday. Have a great weekend!

  25. Mmmmm that looks so good! Stopping by from the shout out. New follower :) Have a great weekend!

  26. I've never tried these, they look terrific. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

  27. These look so yummy. Saving your recipe for later use.

  28. Looks yummy... Im mexican and we do it diferent here but i would definitively try this recipe of chiles rellenos sounds like im gonna love them!!!!! :)

  29. Yum Yum Yum! Looks so delicious. Can't wait to try them.

    Thanks for linking!

  30. Chile rellenos are one of my favorite meals. My grandmother had a Mexican restaurant and hers were mighty tasty but time consuming. Although, I have never seen it made without an egg batter, this seems to be an interesting take - almost a chile chimichanga. I am looking forward to trying these. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Chimichangaaaaaa yummi now i will.try these chile.chimichangacause sounds even more tasty!!!

  31. Chile rellenos are one of my favorite meals. My grandmother had a Mexican restaurant and hers were mighty tasty but time consuming. Although, I have never seen it made without an egg batter, this seems to be an interesting take - almost a chile chimichanga. I am looking forward to trying these. Thanks for sharing!

  32. This is how I make Chile rellenos too, except mine always break open while they cook. I'd love it if you stoppedby my May Link Party.


  33. I love chile rellenos and these look yummy!
    Found you over at Gail's MRL.

  34. My favorite Mexican Dish is Chile Rellenos!! I love the way you make them with the egg roll wrapper. I prob have some chile in my freezer and I can't wait to try them this way. You must live in the same part of the country as I (New Mexico) seeing that roaster. Thanks ever so much for sharing this at Freedom Fridays. Hope you have a marvelous weekend.

  35. These look amazing. I have never tried making them but this makes it look a lot less intimidating!

  36. These look so great! I would love to give it a try.

  37. Great vintage oval plates! My Irish tummy can't take the peppers! :)

  38. Will you let your husband come cook at our house? This looks incredible, and I am going to have to try this! We used to live in Texas, and I really miss food like this. I do cook Tex/Mex but I have never attempted this.

  39. I'd love to have these at my house! I hope you'll share this at Mix it up Monday:


    I hope to see you soon :)

    1. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  40. This looks good! I love how easy they are to make. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  41. Oooh... Hubbs would be in chili heaven! He is obsessed with chili rellenos and I've always been a little afraid to make them, out of the fear that they'd fall apart. This method looks like a perfect solution. We don't have access to the already roasted pablanos, but I would think we could get fresh ones at the farmers market and "roast" them on the grill. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I'm totally psyched to give it a try! :~)

  42. Ohhh this looks so good!! Thanks for sharing!


  43. YUM! These look delicious! I love anything Mexican. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  44. Holy Moly these look fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  45. MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! These look so good! Great tutorial, too!

    I would love it if you shared it on my new link party:



  46. This totally looks like something my hubby would LOVE. Would love for you to share at my weekly link party: http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/p/link-party.html

  47. Would love you to share this on my linky party!

  48. I bet those are spicy! Thanx for sharing at THT!

  49. Oh Kathe you've got me drooling over those! And I wish I could smell those chillis roasting!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  50. YUM! How lucky are you to have access to those gorgeous peppers!

  51. This looks easy enough and so yummy! Pinning because I know my husband would love these! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  52. OH my goodness Yum! I have to make these for my hubby he would love them, & I'm sure I would too. Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe!
    -Kayla :)

  53. Yum! I can just imagine the smell of the roasted peppers! These look fantastic! I appreicate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  54. Oh YES ... those look absolutey amazing! Wish you had a restaurant! I just saw your link on www.RolledUpPretty.com and thought I would stop and say hello! pippa

  55. Yummy! oh my gosh - there's nothing better than some great homemade mexican dishes! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff" Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  56. This looks awesome! I'd love for you to link up to http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2012/05/whats-cooking-wednesday-1.html

  57. That's like my favorite meal ever! Looks soo good! TY for sharing!

  58. Hi Kathe, I featured you today on Made in a Day! Stop by and link something up today at my linky party!

  59. Oh dear me...I'm craving these now! I've never seen them with eggroll wrappers...brilliant!!! Adding to my list of "must try" . Excited to follow!

  60. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

  61. I have never heard of these but I think I will have to try to make some this summer. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday.

  62. Thank you so much for linking up these yummy chili rellanos at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week. I hope you'll link up again soon!

  63. Congratulations you made the Top Five @ CountryMommaCooks Link and Greet Party..stop by and pick up a button : )

  64. So happy to tell you that I've featured your recipe over at Addicted to Recipes this week :-) Congrats!

  65. I had no idea these could be made so easily.

  66. Oops, I hit send by mistake...I love Mexican food and it's been ages sine I've had a chili rellano..so yummy! I had no idea they could be made so easily. Yummy!

  67. Kathe, Thank you so much for sharing your reciepe. Sounds soooooo good. We love anything Mexican. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  68. You've been featured on my blog! http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/06/1-month-of-fun-june-link-party.html

  69. Whoah...those look awesome. I love the fact that they're wrapped in the eggroll wrappers. Brilliant!

    Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”. I decided to take a week off from the party to allow me the time to visit my friends out in the blogosphere, so…here I am!

    Featuring your post on my Facebook page today!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  70. I just stumbled onto your blog, and must say, what an intriwuing way to make chiles rellenos. ;) I highly recommend a mozzarella type cheese, as it doesn't melt into a liquid state.
    Well done, and thanks for sharing!

  71. oops! I misspelled "intriguing". ;)

  72. I am blogging about this! http://gandcjohnson.blogspot.com/2012/07/new-take-on-chili-rellenos.html

  73. I've never made chili rellanos but with Mr. B's recipe it looks easy to do - I love his envelope fold. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks