Welcome to the ultimate guide to making the best authentic chili rellenos!
First things first, let’s gather our ingredients:
- 4 poblano peppers
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 1 cup diced bell pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
Now that we have everything we need, let’s get cooking!
Step 1: Roast the poblano peppers. Preheat your oven to 400°F and place the peppers on a baking sheet. Roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the skins are blistered and blackened. Remove the peppers from the oven and place them in a paper bag or covered bowl to steam. This will make it easier to remove the skins.
Step 2: Peel the peppers. Once the peppers have cooled, carefully remove the skins and slice a small opening in the side of each pepper. Gently remove the seeds and membranes from the inside of the peppers.
Step 3: Make the batter. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and egg whites until a smooth batter forms.
Step 4: Heat the oil. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
Step 5: Stuff the peppers. Fill each pepper with the shredded cheese, diced onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Close the opening with a toothpick.
Step 6: Coat the peppers. Dip each pepper into the batter, making sure to coat it completely.
Step 7: Fry the peppers. Carefully place the battered peppers into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
Step 8: Make the filling. In a separate skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until it is fully browned. Add the garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Step 9: Assemble the chili rellenos. Place the fried peppers on a plate and fill each one with the ground beef filling. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Step 10: Enjoy! Serve your chili rellenos with a side of beans, rice, and your favorite toppings. Don’t forget to take a silly picture for Instagram!
And there you have it, the ultimate guide to making the best authentic chili rellenos. Now go impress your friends and family with your culinary skills!
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