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Picture showing chiles rellenos de queso in a bed of ancho chile salsa garnished with cilantro

Authentic Chiles Rellenos de Queso Recipe

Find out how to make these authentic chiles rellenos de queso with poblano peppers and cheese. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chiles rellenos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Chiles Rellenos
Calories 554kcal


  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups Oaxaca Cheese or any other white cheese that melts easily.

For the Batter

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour for coating the peppers

For the Salsa

  • 1 Chile Guajillo
  • 1 Chile Ancho
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


To prepare the chiles

  • Place the poblano peppers over direct flame or a hot pan and roast on all sides until blackened. Use your oven or stove fan!
  • Put the blackened poblano peppers in a ziploc bag and let it sweat for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the bag, and place under a stream of cool water, removing the skin.
  • Slice down the middle from the bottom to just short of the stem
  • Add the cheese to each pepper and then seal closed with toothpicks
  • Coat in the flour, then in the egg white batter and fry until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately with the salsa

For the Batter

  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks
  • Add the salt and then beat the egg whites until soft peaks form
  • Use to coat the chiles rellenos as shown in the first part of this recipe.

For the salsa

  • Boil the chile ancho and chile guajillo in sufficient water for 5 minutes.
  • Once softened, remove the seeds from the chile ancho and chile guajillo. Set aside.
  • Roast the tomatoes, garlic, and onion in a hot pan until browned. Set aside.
  • Take the chiles, the tomatoes, garlic and onion and blend with the chicken stock, salt, and oregano until smooth.
  • Add to a hot pan with the oil and bring to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer until ready to serve.


Serving: 1Chile Rellenos | Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 1470mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3396IU | Vitamin C: 106mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg