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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Beef and Rice Chile Relleno Casserole

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 oz lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 2 cans (10 oz each) whole green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup Oaxaca cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

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. 

  • 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® White Rice, 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, black beans, corn, bell peppers, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 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 Monterey 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.