Beef and Rice Chile Relleno Casserole

This easy casserole version of Chile Relleno is packed with beef, black beans, corn, cheese and rice for lots of mild flavors in every bite!

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins


  • 1 bag Success Garden & Grains™ White Rice, Black Beans, Corn & Bell Peppers
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 8 ounces lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) whole green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup Oaxaca cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Mexican stuffed chiles originated in Puebla, Mexico. This easy casserole version skips the deep frying but keeps lots of mild flavors from green chiles and gooey melted cheese. Including Success Garden & Grains™ White Rice, Black Beans, Corn & Bell Peppers, each slice of our gooey Beef and Rice Chile Relleno Casserole has everything you need for a filling meal.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

    Step 2

  • In a medium skillet, brown ground beef with onions, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir in rice. Slice open chiles lengthwise. Arrange half of chiles to cover bottom of prepared dish. Spread rice mixture over chiles. Sprinkle with half the Oaxaca and half the Monterrey Jack cheeses. Add remaining chiles in another layer and top with remaining cheese.

    Step 3

  • In a medium bowl combine milk and eggs and beat well. Add flour, baking powder, remaining salt and pepper and beat until mixture is smooth. Pour over casserole ingredients and distribute evenly.

    Step 4

  • Bake 20-30 minutes, until top is puffy and golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute cheeses with your favorite blend.  Substitute beef with cooked shredded chicken.


    If you can’t find Success Garden & Grains blends near you, you can substitute Success White Rice and a 1 cup of fresh or frozen Southwest blend (black bean, corn and green bell peppers) vegetables. No need to thaw or precook. Just add to water in the last 3-5 minutes of preparation.

Success Garden & Grains™

Packed with flavor, Success Garden & Grains™ products will stuff even more vegetables into your relleno, or filling! We tossed black beans, corn & bell peppers in with our fluffy white rice, so all you have to do is toss the Boil-in-Bag into your pot! Don’t hesitate to switch things up. Swap in another one of our delicious specialty blends to get White Rice, Peas, Carrot & Red Bell Peppers in your dish!

Cheese Options

Oaxaca and Monterey are both characteristically Mexican and wonderfully tasty. Buttery and salty, these cheeses are great for baked dishes because they melt so well. Also, as Oaxaca has a mellow taste, it complements spicy dishes. If you don’t have access to either of these options, to get a similar texture you can swap in mozzarella.

A Meal with a Kick of Heat

Green chiles are fire-roasted — for maximum flavor — but are still considered mild. For a little more heat, select a hotter pepper. Jalapeños will give your dish a robust kick! Or, why not sprinkle some heat on top? Look beyond an extra crackling of black pepper; reach for red pepper flakes! Lastly, you can always turn to your favorite hot sauce  — drizzle some spicy goodness on your creamy casserole!

To satisfy your craving, bookmark other spicy dishes. Our Sweet and Spicy Harvest Vegetables and Rice brings a perfect amount of heat to complement the other flavors, but you could always swap in your favorite spicy sauce for more intensity!

Other Easy Casseroles

Once you get used to one-dish meals, it’s hard to go back — especially when you know these 5 Tips to Making Casseroles and Oven-Baked Rice Dishes! While this dish contains beef, remember that chicken has many possibilities. You may already have all the ingredients for this creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Quinoa in your kitchen. For a quick fix, this 20-minute Chicken and Rice Casserole with Spinach and Mushrooms is a perfect weekday meal.

If you love seafood try our easy shrimp fried rice. 

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