Senor Pico's Baked Chile Rellenos

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

From the Senior Pico restaurant in Los Angeles. These rellenos BAKE instead of fry, and are super! The fresh peppers are worth the extra effort, but canned are acceptable. See the database for Senor's Pico's Picante Sauce. The prep time is figured for canned chiles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the chiles and discard the seeds.
  2. Insert 1 strip of Jack and 1 strip Cheddar cheese in each chile, cutting a slit in one side of the chiles.
  3. Dust the chiles with flour.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  5. Beat egg yolks and fold into whites.
  6. Add melted butter (should not be hot) to the egg mixture.
  7. Grease generously a 8x8 baking dish.
  8. Pour a thick coating of batter on bottom of dish.
  9. Place chiles on top of batter, and spoon remaining batter over chiles.
  10. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.
  11. Top with Picante sauce.
Most Helpful

This is really good. I love chili rellenos. I would suggest modifing the ingredient list so that it is clearer there that you need both the monterey jack and the cheddar as I read it to be one or the other until I read through the directions.

Mysterygirl October 23, 2002

This tasted really good!! I opened the chilis flat, did a layer of the egg, then flat chilies, some cooked shredded chicken (seasoned with southwest seasoning), lots of cheese, another layer of the flat chilies then the top layer of egg. I cooked it some in the oven to set the egg before I put the cheese on. It was so good that way!! Not authentic, but the flavors came across.

heartnurse2006 May 04, 2010

Mizz Annie, you've done it again!! You know I made your DP picante sauce recently...Now, your SP rellenos...Together...Divine!! Really a scrumptious dish! Whipping the egg whites makes all the difference...Did use canned chilies...worked great. Thanks for sharing...We'll be doing this one again, for sure! Laudee

Laudee July 31, 2003