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Stuffed Chiles in Ranch Sauce

Stuffed Chiles in Ranch SauceChiles relleños, stuffed chiles are especially flavorful when served with Ranch sauce. Filled with luscious cheese and coated in a rich beaten egg mixture these chiles in a thick and chunky sauce will please everyone around your table.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ranch Sauce:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red, green or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (24-ounce) jar ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky
1/2 cup water
1 MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Cubes
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried oregano

Stuffed Chiles:
2 (7-ounce) cans ORTEGA Whole Green Chiles
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1 x 2-inch strips
3 large eggs, separated
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Ranch Sauce: Heat vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in salsa, water, bouillon, bay leaves, cinnamon and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until flavors are blended. Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick pieces.
  2. For Stuffed Chiles: Stuff each chile (being careful not to break skins) with cheese. Beat egg whites in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Whisk egg yolks in small bowl until creamy. Fold egg yolks and flour into egg whites until just combined.
  3. Add vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Dip chiles in batter until well coated. Place in oil; fry, turning frequently with tongs, until golden brown. Remove from skillet; place on paper towels to drain. Serve with Ranch Sauce.

Makes 5 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/5 of recipe): Calories: 358 Calories from Fat: 177 Total Fat: 19.7 g Saturated Fat: 10 g Cholesterol: 168 mg Sodium: 1383 mg Carbohydrates: 25.6 g Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g Sugars: 4.5 g Protein: 18.4 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.