How to Make Chile Rellenos


Have you ever tasted Chile Rellenos?  Do you want to learn how to make chile rellenos?  If you haven’t you now can make this delicious Mexican delicacy in your home and they will be just as tasty as at the Mexican restaurant. I have taken pictures for a step by step process on how to make Chile Rellenos. A Chile Relleno  is a Chile Poblano stuffed with 3 different cheeses, coated in egg whites, fried and then served with a delicious sauce. Serve these up with with some warm tortillas and yum – very good stuff!

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12 Chile Poblano

12 Eggs

1 Cup Flour

1 Onion

Cheddar Cheese

Pepper Jack Cheese

Cotija Cheese

Cooking Oil

8 oz. Tomato Sauce (1 Can)

1 Tablespoon of vinegar

2 Tablespoons of Chicken Bouillon

About 1 Cup of Flour

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Start by blackening the chiles on all sides. I used my grill outside since the weather was nice. Make sure all sides are blackened.

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As you blacken the Chiles place them in a plastic bag so they keep warm and they begin to sweat.  This will help  with the washing process later.

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In a sink, run water and start to wash off the Chiles.  You should easily be able to wash off the blackened part and peel the outer skin off. Not all of the skin will come off and thats ok.  As you wash the chiles, slice through the individual chiles with your finger and clean out the seeds on the inside. Once you’re all done, they will look like the picture on the right (above).

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Slice the Cheddar cheese, Pepper Jack cheese and Cotija cheese in thin slim rectangular slices, this way they will fit easily in the Chile Relleno.

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Begin adding the cheeses in each Chile Relleno. Then sprinkle flour on each one.

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In a large bowl start to separate the egg whites from  all 12 eggs and place the yolks in another bowl. Start to beat the egg whites until they get white and fluffy like above. Next add 3 egg yolks and about a 1 Tablespoon of flour to mixture. Continue mixing all ingredients together until it’s all white and fluffy.

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Start to heat canola oil in a pan on low heat until it is very hot. Place one Chile Relleno into egg mixture – the entire Chile should be coated in the egg white. Then place the coated chile in the hot pan with the oil.

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Start with one Chille Relleno at a time so they do not burn. You will need to turn Chile Relleno to make sure all sides are cooked throughly.

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These are the finished Chile Rellenos – all done! Place all of them on a separate plate together. We are almost done! Now we need to make the sauce that goes with the Chile Rellenos.

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Slice 1/2 an onion. Heat a pan deep enough to hold 4 cups of  water then add/drizzle cooking oil and place onion in pan and stir around. Add 2 Tablespoons of flour to the pan and continue to stir. Next, add 1 can of tomato sauce,  4 cups of water, 1Tablespoon of Vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of chicken bouillon. Keep stirring the pan until all ingredients are mixed together. Bring to a boil and them simmer. Now you can add the Chiles Rellenos one at time into the pot.

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This is what your pot will look like when you place all the Chile Rellenos in the pot. Long Process but so worth it!

I do love cooking Mexican food and especially with my parents. I am very fortunate that both of my parents are great cooks. They each have their own style and different ways of doing things. I am trying to absorb as much of their cooking knowledge and some traditional recipes. I want to capture these recipes so my children and future generations will be able to enjoy them.

What are some of your family’s favorite recipes?



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  1. Hey Ophelia. I’m visiting from Two Girls Blog Share. I love this recipe. I have never made Chiles Rellenos before but I think I might give it a try. My attempts at tortillas well, just let me say, they looked like my home state, Texas. But I’ll try anything once. Thanks for sharing. <3 Kim

  2. Your step-by-step photos are perfect! I would love to try this at home. They look so good and tasty.

    • Thank you Teresa! It is long process and I tried to capture every step. I such a visual person. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. These look yummy! Def will be trying soon! Thanks for linking with me for WDW!

  4. Ive heard of chile rellenos but I’ve never seen how it was made nor have I actually tried them before. This looks amazing! Great step by step post. You make it look so easy! xoxo

  5. I love chile rellenos but had no idea how to make them myself. Your directions make it look totally doable! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Throwback Thursday.

  6. I’m not sure why, but no one in my huge Mexican family makes chile rellenos so I never learned. I’m so happy to have this recipe. Thank you for sharing! Great step by step instructions too.

    • Hi Elena,

      I’m glad you will have this recipe. There are some things I still as my mom for help! Please let me know how they turn out. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. I absolutely love chile rellenos! I definitely can use step by step instructions! Pinning this so I can try it at some point this fall! Visiting from the SITS Sharefest!

  8. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Wow! That is one of my favorite dishes to order out 🙂 I never knew how to make them myself – I am totally pinning this!

  9. Ophelia – terrific recipe this week – my family loves these so thanks for linking it up with us. (Sharon)

    We’ve featured this total yummy recipe at BeBetsy on the BRAG ABOUT IT No. 24

    Thanks again for linking up with us!

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    • Thank you, Sharon so much! I feel so honored! I will be sharing more family recipes on your blog! Thank you so much!

  10. Hello! I found your blog on the Monday Mommy blog hop! I am so glad I found your blog, and this post! My man and I love Chile Rellenos and have wanted to try making it ourselves and this is a great step by step instruction for us to try it ourselves.
    Great Blog Lady!

  11. Definitely going to try this recipe. ? thanks for sharing

  12. I made these rellenos. They were so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! The photos really helped me know what the batter was supposed to look like! Thank you!!!!!

  13. Qué delicia Ophelia! Te sugiero que enharines los chiles antes de meterlos en el huevo. Así quedan bien cubiertos y “agarra” mejor el batido.

    Saludos desde México!

  14. This was a delicious dish! This was my first attempt at making rellenos and the pictures were a huge help. I had a lot of the sauce left over and could not bear to toss it so I threw some rice in it and made the most amazing tasting rice dish! I will probably serve it tomorrow with some grilled chicken.

    • Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I’m happy that your tried out this recipe. It’s one of our favorites for sure! Great idea about using the sauce the next day with chicken.

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