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Easy and Delicious Chiles Rellenos

Easy and delicious chiles rellenos! They are the perfect Mexican comfort food!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 6 chiles rellenos
Calories 341 kcal
Author Carissa


For the chiles rellenos

  • 8 poblano peppers
  • 8 oz. block monterrey jack cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour

For the Tomato sauce

  • 16 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 of a white onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil


For the chiles rellenos

  1. Put peppers on a baking sheet and put under the broiler.
  2. After 10 minutes flip the peppers over and return to broiler for another 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and let rest a few minutes.
  4. Transfer peppers to a plastic bag to sweat for about an hour.
  5. Peel the skin off the peppers.
  6. Make a slit in the peppers and remove the seeds.
  7. Take out the cheese and cut 6-8 slices (thin or thick depending on how cheesy your want your chiles rellenos to be).
  8. Put the slices into the peppers. Be very careful not to tear the peppers.
  9. Measure one cup of flour and pour into a mixing bowl. Season with a little salt and lots of black pepper.
  10. Crack the eggs into another bowl and beat the eggs with a mixer for a few minutes.
  11. In a large skillet heat up enough oil for frying on medium high heat.
  12. Dip one pepper into the flour. Make sure the pepper is coated with flour.
  13. Then dip the flour coated pepper into the beaten eggs.
  14. Then fry the pepper until browned.
  15. Fry no more than 2 at a time.

For the tomato sauce

  1. pour water, tomato sauce and garlic clove into a blender. Blend for a minute.
  2. Over medium heat add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to a pot.
  3. When hot add the diced onion and saute until for a couple of minutes.
  4. Pour the blended tomato mixture in the pot and add 1/4 tsp of cumin. Stir well. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  5. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve sauce on top of the chiles rellenos and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy and Delicious Chiles Rellenos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 657mg29%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1405IU28%
Vitamin C 133.3mg162%
Calcium 331mg33%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.