Thursday, June 19, 2008

Chile Rellenos Casserole

I found this one in my newest Cooking Light cookbook. I think it was a pretty good recipe although because of the long time it takes in the oven, I don't think I'll be adding it to the rotation. But if you are looking for an almost carb-less Mexican recipe this was pretty darn good. BTW, no picture... it looked gross!

1 lb ground turkey
1 cup chopped shallots
1 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans
2 (4-ounce) cans whole green chiles, drained and cut lengthwise into quarters
1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded light Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup corn, drained
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups skim milk
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 egg whites

Cook turkey and shallot in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Combine chicken mixture, cumin, and next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Stir well, and set aside.

Arrange half of green chile strips in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish; top with half of cheese. Spoon mounds of bean mixture onto cheese, and spread gently, leaving a 1/4-inch border around edge of dish; top with corn. Arrange remaining chile strips over corn; top with remaining cheese. Set aside.

Combine flour and salt in a bowl; gradually add milk and hot sauce, stirring with a wire whisk until blended. Stir in eggs and egg whites; pour over casserole. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until set; let stand 5 minutes.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

I love Cooking Light and this recipe sounds wonderful!