Main Dishes Recipes — By Ben on 28 December 2010
Bean and Cheese Chile Relleno

Chile relleno

For the past 8 years I got used to cooking for 2 people. I really enjoyed that. It was the best part of my day. Cooking for bigger groups was always a great experience, but something I wouldn’t like to do in a regular basis. Now that my household was reduced to only one person I sometimes find cooking a very tedious chore. My mom feels the same way cooking for only 2 people now. We weren’t a big family, only two children, but there was always somebody else living with them (cousins, nephews, nieces, uncles) even after my sister and I moved out. So now my mom is always cooking very simple dishes, but that doesn’t make them less delicious.

These chiles rellenos are a good example of simpleness that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. The hardest part is cleaning the poblano peppers. They are also a perfect vegetarian dish and very healthy, if you make some simple changes. After cleaning the peppers, just stuffed them with refried beans and Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese. Serve them with the creamy tomato sauce that I prepared for these crepes (skip the sour cream to make it healthier). This is a great “after-the-holidays” dish because it’s simple and light. Remember all the benefits of beans?

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(10) Readers Comments

  1. That is something I'd love to make. It would be so great if I could find those chilies here. :-( I bet this dish tastes yummy.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. I think because I've only ever cooked for one, I don't find it super onerous, but I can see how it can become so. It's always nice to see someone's happy reaction to something you've made. simple dishes like these are fantastic though. Full of flavor and healthy to boot!

  3. Ben, these do indeed make me hungry…love that sauce too!

  4. This is perfect for my vegetaian client. Really like that creamy tomato sauce.

    Want to wish you and yours a Feliz Nano Nuevo and thaks for your support.

  5. IF there is one smell that conjures Mexico in my senses, it is the smell of roasting poblano peppers. What a lovely recipe–and the sauce looks heavenly.

  6. Chiles Rellenos are one of my all time favorite dishes! These look great Ben!

  7. This is a new recipe to me but sounds delicious. Now I am having the opposite problem you are having. I am used to cooking for five and our family is getting smaller as the children are not home all the time. I find it difficult to cook less amount.

  8. I need to do this over the summer when the poblanos in our garden are ripe.

  9. Ben, your site makes my mouth water, I really need to try this!

  10. I kick myself in the but every-time I see sites as good as this because I should stop browsing and start working on mine ;) i;?k( buy proactol uk jEEv>

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