Chili Relleno Casserole

This Chili Relleno Casserole is a delicious twist on the classic Mexican dish, featuring layers of green chilies, seasoned ground beef, melted cheese, and a flavorful egg topping. It’s hearty, comforting, and perfect for feeding a crowd. Whether you’re serving it for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, this casserole is sure to be a hit with family and friends.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Chili Relleno Casserole combines the flavors of green chilies, ground beef, and cheese in a convenient and satisfying dish. It’s easy to make, great for gatherings, and can be enjoyed any time of the day.


  • 27 ounces green chilies (1 can, whole chilies, preferably Hatch brand)
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound grated cheese (Monterey Jack or white cheddar)
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 16 ounces refried beans


  • 4 eggs, beaten well
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup evaporated milk (small can)
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a 9×13 inch baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the beaten eggs, flour, evaporated milk, hot sauce, paprika, onion powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat with chopped onions until the onions are soft and the meat is browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the refried beans to the skillet with the ground beef and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Cut the tortillas into 1-inch wide strips. Layer half of the tortilla strips in the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  6. Arrange half of the green chilies evenly over the tortilla strips, followed by half of the grated cheese.
  7. Repeat the layers with the remaining tortilla strips, green chilies, and cheese.
  8. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the top of the casserole.
  9. Spread the meat and bean mixture over the egg mixture.
  10. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the casserole.
  11. Cover the casserole with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 5 minutes of baking.
  12. Serve hot and enjoy this comforting and flavorful Chili Relleno Casserole!


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in the oven at 350°F until warmed through.

Recipe Tips:

  • Customize this casserole by adding your favorite toppings such as sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, or avocado.
  • Make it vegetarian by substituting the ground beef with black beans or lentils for a meatless option.
  • Serve with a side of sour cream, salsa, or guacamole for added flavor.

Enjoy preparing and savoring this delicious Chili Relleno Casserole with your loved ones!”

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