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    Grandma's Famous Chile Relleno Bake

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

    The Spice Guru's Note:

    My grandmother's delicious original recipe for a cheese-stuffed chile relleno casserole... with an Italian twist. The recipe may be cut in half, and baked in an 8 x 8 baking dish.

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    1. 1
      SET oven rack to the center position; PREHEAT oven to 350°F; BUTTER a 3-quart baking dish.
    2. 2
      DIVIDE an 8 ounce block of Monterey Jack cheese in half; cut each half into 6 equal slices, for a total of 12 cheese slices (if using a large brick of cheese, cut 1/2" slices into diagons). Shred the remaining 16 ounces cheese (or use pre-shredded Monterey Jack cheese).
    3. 3
      DRAIN one 27-ounce can whole green chiles; BLOT chilies well; PLACE into buttered baking dish,.
    4. 4
      STUFF 12-16 green chiles with one wedge of cheese; ARRANGE stuffed chiles single-layer, overlapping if necessary (arrange wide ends of chiles beside narrow ends of following chile until all chiles are used).
    5. 5
      BLEND the dry ingredients of the batter first in a medium bowl (1/3 cup flour, 4 tablespoons powdered parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon crushed dried basil, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary; WHISK in 8 beaten eggs with 1 1/4 cups milk until batter is smooth.
    6. 6
      STIR the saute mixture into the batter; POUR the batter over chiles in baking dish; SPREAD 12 ounces (3 cups) shredded cheese evenly over the batter mixture.
    7. 7
      BAKE casserole uncovered in a 350°F oven for 35 minutes; LEAVE oven on.
    8. 8
      REMOVE casserole from oven; SPREAD one 14-ounce jar pizza sauce evenly over the top; SPRINKLE evenly with the remaining 4 ounces (1 cup) shredded cheese; RETURN to oven and continue baking uncovered for 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      ALLOW to cool and set for 5-7 minutes before cutting.
    10. 10
      SLICE, serve and enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Famous Chile Relleno Bake

    Serving Size: 1 (235 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.2
    Calories from Fat 209
    Total Fat 23.3 g
    Saturated Fat 13.4 g
    Cholesterol 181.9 mg
    Sodium 607.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 13.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 6.4 g
    Protein 22.3 g

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