Chili Rellanoes

Chili Rellanoes

Chili Rellanoes


For our Easter brunch, I decided to make this quiche/frittata type dish. It’s mostly cheese, with some chilies for flavor and eggs to bind and solidify the casserole. I have no idea where I got this recipe…I have it in a binder of recipes that I’ve gathered from other places. It looks like it came from a cookbook of appetizers, and the name at the bottom of the recipe is Marcia Kirchbaum. I know that ‘rellanoes’ is spelled wrong here, but if you use this spelling in an internet search, you pretty much come up with this recipe, over and over again.

Chili Rellanoes
2 cans (4 oz.) each green chilies (chopped)
3 c. (12 oz.) Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 1/2 c. (6 oz.) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 eggs
2 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 9-inch pie pan. Alternately layer cheese and chilies, starting and ending with cheeses.

Beat eggs, milk and flour together. Pour egg mixture over layered ingredients and bake 45 minutes to one hour until firm. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into small pie wedges. Serve warm.

Yield: about 16 to 20 wedges. A square pan may also be used – yielding about 16 squares.

I decided that since this was our only egg dish at the brunch, and there were 12 of us, I would make the recipe at 1.5 times the amount. I used a rectangular lasagna pan, and when I had put everything together, it didn’t look like enough egg to me, so I beat one more egg with 1 tbsp of milk, and 1/2 tbsp of flour, and added it to the casserole. It came out browned and crispy and really good. We ate almost all of it, and I think everyone enjoyed it.

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9 thoughts on “Chili Rellanoes

  1. Okay I’m getting old, I saw this post, it triggered a memory of a recipe of yours that I just made this week and I was going to tell you how great it was and now I can’t remember it at all. It’ll come to me . . .

  2. We went out to dinner for Easter sunday and John got a combo plate of carne asada and a relleno. His relleno just sat on his plate. He was afraid to eat it.

  3. Oh my gosh that looks yummy.

    I just wanted to share something with you because I thought of you and your family when
    I discovered it.

    Are you familiar with google street view?
    If not you have to try it.

    My dad came over one day and I was showing it to him and we were going all over North Carolina looking at street views of homes we used to live in!…So………
    I googled ” 1310 g st anchorage alaska”! And when it took me to google maps, I clicked on street view.
    My dad says he honestly thinks that’s the house we lived in back in 1957 when I was born.
    I was amazed at how much clearer some of the street views in Alaska were as compared to right here at home?

    If you and Ted haven’t checked it out….you really need to.

    My mom lives about 5 hour drive from me,and I pull up her address on google street view and it feels like I’m sitting right at her drive way!

    I know it’s not real time viewing and the image is probably a year old or more but it’s comforting and I can sit right there and do a 180 degree turn across her street and view my sitser’s house also.
    It’s so eerie and fun at the same time. Let me know if you are already aware of it and I’m just behind the times!!!LOL!!!
    And go to 1310 G street and check out the little hut I had my crappy diapers changed in!LOL!!!!

  4. OK…..I guess I’m behind the times and easily entertained? But it was fun visiting all the houses we used to live in.
    You see….most of our family photos were lost in a fire many many years ago, and this is a way to recapture some of those memories.

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