Rating: 3.5 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

Unlike traditional stuffed chiles, this dish is baked like a casserole. The chiles are smothered in a creamy, spicy white sauce and topped with a cheese-rich breadcrumb mixture that crisps as it cooks.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2003

Gallery

Credit: Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary test

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed chile)
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler.

    Advertisement
  • Place chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 3 inches from heat 8 minutes or until blackened, turning after 4 minutes. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and discard skins. Cut a lengthwise slit in each chile; discard seeds, leaving stems intact.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add bell pepper; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add corn, onions, nuts, and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup cheese, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper.

  • Place half of beans in a bowl; mash with a fork. Add mashed beans and whole beans to corn mixture. Spoon about 1/3 cup bean mixture into each chile; fold sides of chile over filling. Arrange stuffed chiles in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; add 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper, cumin, and nutmeg, and stir with a whisk. Cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Gradually add flour, and stir with a whisk; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk. Stir with a whisk until blended.

  • Increase heat to medium. Cook milk mixture 8 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt and lime juice. Pour milk mixture over stuffed chiles.

  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup cheese and breadcrumbs; sprinkle over milk mixture. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until sauce is bubbly.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Broil 1 minute or until top is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 7.1g; saturated fat 3.3g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fiber 5.9g; cholesterol 16mg; iron 2.3mg; sodium 574mg; calcium 148mg.
Advertisement