EARTH ANGEL VEGAN’S CHILI RELLENO BAKE mimics one of my favorite Mexican dishes. All ingredients go into a pyrex baking dish and then gets spooned over your favorite rice. It was simple to make and turned out delicious and filling. You determine the heat by the type of “Rotel” style tomatoes you use. I like the spicy but if you don’t like the heat get mild. I hope you give it a try on you next fiesta night. Would be great with some chips and guac and of course some Corona or Margaritas!
Chili Relleno Bake (serves 6)
You will need a pyrex baking dish and some foil wrap to cover the dish while baking. Set oven to 350 F
6 cups prepared rice (I used brown rice)
3 large Poblano Peppers (or bell peppers)
1 15 oz can of pinto beans
1 Tablespoon of Wildtree Chipotle Lime Seasoning
1 small can of “Rotel” style tomatoes (get mild or spicy)
1 pouch of Frontera Red Chile Enchilada Sauce
Panko bread crumbs (optional)
Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Place the peppers cut side up in your baking dish.
In a skillet pour the can of pinto beans, juice and all. Add the can of “Rotel” style tomatoes and Wildtree Chipotle Lime seasoning to the beans and start to cook over medium heat. Using a potato masher start to mash up the beans while they are heating up. After about 5 minutes of heating and mashing you will get a re-fried beans consistency.
If you don’t have Wildtree Chipotle Lime seasoning any mexican seasoning or taco seasoning will work. Or to cut down on sodium use no seasoning… just as yummy.
Next ladle the bean mixture into each pepper half and top it all with the pouch of enchilada sauce. Sprinkle the top with panko bread crumbs if desired.
Bake at 350 for 50 minutes (covered with foil). If you used panko take the foil off and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Serve this deliciousness over prepared rice. You can top it with vegan sour cream, fresh jalapeño peppers and cilantro. I might top it with some shredded iceberg lettuce next time… I love shredded lettuce with beans.
To purchase Wildtree Chipotle Lime Seasoning go to http://www.wildtree.com/gerri
Purchase Enchilada Sauce on Amazon by clicking the link/picture below.