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Chili Rellenos

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Servings: 4
Enjoy a favorite Mexican dish with fewer calories and less fat. Evaporated skim milk works well as a substitute for cream in this recipe.


  • 8 oz evaporated skim milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 12 oz green chili peppers, whole (three 4-ounce cans)
  • 6 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated, divided
  • 6 oz reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese, grated, divided
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, (one 8-ounce can)


  • Preheat over to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a medium bowl, beat evaporated skim milk with eggs and flour until smooth.
  • Split open chiles; set aside.
  • Mix jack and cheddar cheeses together. Reserve 1/2 cup (115g) of cheese for topping.
  • In a 1 1/2 quart (1.5L) casserole dish, alternate layers of chiles, cheese and egg mixture. Slowly pour tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with the reserved cheese. Bake for approximately 1 1/4 hour.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 454
  Calories from Fat 226 (50%)
(38%)Total Fat 25g
(73%)Saturated Fat 15g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(64%)Cholesterol 192mg
(55%)Sodium 1311mg
(18%)Potassium 613mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(68%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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