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Chile Relleno Casserole

Low Carbohydrate Recipe

No complex ingredients - just green chiles, eggs, Monterey Jack cheese and a bit of salsa. Use fresh chiles if you have them and roast them on the bbq.

Ingredients

3 to 4 roasted green chiles, canned
3 eggs, separated
Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
1/8 cup salsa (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray

Green Chiles

Recipe Directions

Beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Slowly fold in the egg yolks (beaten). Pour about half of this mixture into a pam-sprayed baking dish. Carefully slit the chiles length-wise and lay them on the egg mixture. Put the sliced cheese on each open chile and cover with the remaining egg mixture. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes until the eggs are set and lightly browned. Cut into squares and have a little salsa for dipping if desired.

*Notes: Chile Rellenos are normally made by dipping the cheese stuffed chiles into an egg mixture that contains flour and then fried. Without the flour, the egg whites are fairly fragile and break apart when fried. Almond powder may be used instead of flour in this low carb recipe, but only adds flavor and not much substance to the egg mixture.

You can use fresh chiles if you have them and roast them on the BBQ. Hatch brand chiles are very firm and have about a gram of carbs per chile.

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