Saturday, March 9, 2013

Chile Cheese Squares

I made Pioneer Woman's chiles rellenos the other day for supper.

They were so good!

So I didn't know what chiles rellenos were...until's just a layered dish of cheese, green chiles (good flavor; not spicy), with a custard poured over the top and baked.

Pioneer Woman bakes them in a water bath, which I didn't do simply because I didn't want to wash two dishes.  Feel free to go the water bath route if you're a purist.

I'm a purist on some things, but this ain't one of 'em.

You can eat them plain (boring).

But we ate them wrapped in warm corn tortillas with sour cream and salsa!


Sort of like a breakfast burrito kind of thing.

My husband requested these again!

My kids even liked them!

Chile Cheese Squares
Adapted from Pioneer Woman

10 oz. can whole green chiles
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Grease a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish or an 8x8 dish.  Place one layer of green chiles in the bottom (you may need to cut them so they lay flat).  Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top.  Place the remaining chiles on top in a single layer.  Sprinkle with the jack cheese.

In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.  Pour over the chiles and cheese.  Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, just until set.  Let cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.

We served these in corn tortillas with sour cream and salsa.  They were wonderful!!!

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