Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NOM! Can't Wait to Make Chile Rellenos!

Saw this recipe for the Chic's Chiles Rellenos, and it inspired me to do my own thang with it. But damn! Her picture looks to-die-for-delicious!

Preheat oven to 350.
Get a casserole baking dish and spray with Pam. Set aside.


1/2 Cup Fat free half and half (79 calories/0 protein/11.8 carbs) *check carton to see if info varies
1 Cup Kraft Fat Free Cheddar, shredded (365 calories/72.9 protein/8.1 carbs)
1 Cup Pepper jack cheese, shredded (440 cals/28 protein/8 carbs)
1 Cup Egg Beaters (120 calories/24 protein/4 carbs)
3 Large Cubanel, poblano, or mild chile peppers (approx 6 oz), cut in half, stem & seeds removed (Per ounce approx 11 cals/2.7 carbs/0.6 protein)
(OR: 2-small cans of whole green chilies; nutritional info will vary)
1/2 Cup Chopped scallion/green onion (approx 4 oz) (18 calories/1 protein/4.1 carbs)
1/4 Cup Fresh cilantro leaves (calories 1)
Optional: Sliced black olives
Pam oil spray
Salt & pepper to taste

Step 1: Arrange one layer of halved/seeded peppers in casserole dish.

Step 2: In a bowl or blender, mix half and half with egg substitute, then pour over peppers in casserole.

Step 3: Evenly disperse chopped scallions and cilantro all over pepper and egg mixture.

Step 4: Evenly disperse all shredded cheese all over pepper and egg mixture. (Optional, add sliced olives at this stage, if preferred)

Step 5: Sprinkle black pepper on casserole then place in center of oven for approximately 45 minutes or until golden and "set."

Batch total calories: 1089
Batch total protein: 124.96
Batch total carbs: 38.7

Six serving breakdown:
Cals: (6 servings)181.5; (8 servings) 136.125
Protein: (6 servings) 20.82; (8 servings) 15.62
Carbs: (6 servings) 6.45; (8 servings) 4.8375

Alternate ingredient list (if you'd like a crustless ricotta pie variant:

1 C cottage cheese, 4% milkfat (227 calories/22.7 protein/11.3 carbs)
1.5 C Egg sub (180 calories/36 protein/6 carbs)
1 Cup Pepper jack cheese, shredded (440 cals/28 protein/8 carbs)
1/2 C Low Carb Baking Mix 200/12 gm carb/ 28 gm protein
2 T. Cilantro leaves
Salt & black pepper to taste
Minced green part of 2-3 green onions (18 calories/1 protein/4.1 carbs)
8 oz Green pepper (I used cubaneles), halved & seeded 45 calories/ 2 gm protein/10.4 carbs

Total batch calories: 1110
Calories Per serving (6 servings): 185
Protein Per serving: 19.61
Carbs Per serving: 8.63

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