Chile Relleno Breakfast

"I've been making this for so long I don't remember where the recipe came from. The recipe calls for Monterey Jack Cheese but you can use Pepper Jack, Cheddar or a combination of cheeses. You can also add chopped fresh jalapenos, black olives, hot sauce....what ever suits you. Buen Provecho!"
photo by Mika G. photo by Mika G.
photo by Mika G.
photo by Rinshinomori photo by Rinshinomori
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  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Lightly grease four 10-ounce custard cups.
  • Brush both sides of each tortilla with the melted butter.
  • Nestle each tortilla into one of the custard cups - forming "bowls".
  • In a small bowl combine the cheese, flour, salt and pepper; put half of this mixture into another small bowl and set aside.
  • To the remaining half of the cheese add eggs, chilies, garlic and onion; distribute evenly into the tortilla "bowls".
  • Sprinkle reserved cheese over egg mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with salsa and sour cream.
  • Great with fresh fruit!

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  1. Mika G.
    Fantastic! I made these for my husband's Valentine breakfast and it was a big hit! We will be making these a lot in the future. I did bake a little longer than the recipe said just because I wanted to make sure they were done in the middle. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
  2. Andtototoo
    These were so cute. I think that in my oven I needed to bake these more like 30 minutes rather than 25. The only thing that I did different was to heat the tortillas first in the microwave to make them a bit more flexible, and then spread some butter on them.
  3. Susie D
    What a nifty idea! I used half pepperjack and half monterey cheeses and added a few chunks of tomato this time, but these crunchy little cups have endless possibilities. I served these for lunch with a salad. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
  4. Rinshinomori
    Oh boy, this was sooo good! I had some leftover flour tortillas from two nights ago and used that to make this. The only addition I made to this recipe are inclusion of cumin and cheddar cheese besides the monterey jack cheese. We loved these and very easy to make too. I can see many possibilities with this one such as addition of other greens like spinach in the mixture. Thank you for posting this! Made for ZWT 5.


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