This easy Chili Relleno Casserole with Ground Beef is perfect for a fall dinner or breakfast casserole. Green chilis, eggs, and cheese come together in a delicious make-ahead meal.
One thing I love about this recipe is that it can be changed up by adding other flavors quite easily. Always a hit year after year.
A new month has just begun! We just got back from a little road trip and it was so fun to see the changing colors of the season. Where we live, we do not see a lot of changes, but I did get a chance to take in some beautiful seasonal colors this weekend. This is prime casserole season and today I am sharing a fun favorite.
Today’s Chill Relleno Casserole recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty make-ahead casserole. This time of year, I love cheesy, rich casseroles and this one does not dissapoint.
I have had this recipe for years and from time to time I change it up by adding bacon or changing up the cheese, but it is always so tasty!
For more great casserole recipes ideas, check out:
- Sloppy Joe Casserole – An old school favorite in casserole form. Perfect for a warm dinner!
- Baked Zucchini Casserole – an economical and delicious recipe incorporating zucchini.
- Easy Chili Relleno with tomatoes Recipe – A delicious casserole with all the goodness of Chili Rellenos
- Greek Chicken Casserole – Vegetables, chicken and Mediterranean flavor come together is this easy casserole!
Nothing tastes better on a cold day than a bubbling casserole!
This recipe comes together with just a few main ingredients:
Eggs– I like to use large Grade A eggs.
Green Chili – You will use the can vairiety but make sure you get Whole Green Chilis and not the ones that are chopped or diced.
Cheese – I’m partial to Cheddar cheese for this recipe, but you can use a blend of Cheddar and Monterey Jack if you like.
How to make Chili Relleno Casserole
The full recipe follows, but here are the major steps. It is like layering a lasagna.
- Start with sliced green chilies.
- Top with teh cheeese.
- Add ground beef.
- Pour milk mixture and repeat.
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Chili Relleno Casserole with Ground Beef
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1/3 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teasppon seasoning salt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 /4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese
- 1 can Whole green chilies
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/3 cup flour
1.Preheat oven to 350 °
2. Brown ground beef and chopp3e onion in skillet. Drain.
3. Add seasonings to the meat and set aside.
4. Slice chilies and cut them into about 1 1/2" squares.
5. Arrange chili pieces in 9x13 baking dish
6. Top with half the cheese and all of the ground beef.
7.Add a layer of chilies and top with remaining cheese.
8. Mix eggs, milk, and flour in a blow and blend well. Pour over casserole and top with remaining cheese.
Bake 45-60 minutes. Serve with salsa if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 225mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 31g
- You can make the casserole the day before and jus tpour egg mixture over when ready to make.
- Shred the cheese ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or buy already shredded cheese.
- You can also freeze this casserole. I recommend freezing indifitual portions.
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