Eggs & Bacon Chile Rellenos (Mexico)

(4 servings)

  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 large fresh poblano chiles
  • 4 slices bacon - chopped
  • 1 medium tomato - diced
  • 1/2 medium onion - diced
  • 1 cup grated manchego cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Roast the poblano chiles. You can do this over your store top. I have an electric range and roll the chiles directly on the burner. If you have have a gas stove, hold them directly in the flame using tongs.

When all sides of the chiles are charred, wrap each chile in a warm moist paper towel. Let set for two minutes. The skin should come off fairly easily now. Peel the charred skin from the chiles.

Cut a slit nearly the full length of each chile. Remove the seeds and hanging membrane. Set aside.

In a large frying pan at medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Place finished bacon on stacked paper towels. Drain most of the bacon grease from the pan, leaving only about 1 teaspoon.

Return pan to stove top and add onion. Saute for about one minute until tender. Add tomato puree and cook for 2 more minutes - stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a small mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the cream, cumin and salt.

Add the egg mixture and bacon pieces to the frying pan. Continue to cook - stirring often - until eggs are set.

Stuff each chile with equal amounts of the egg mixture.

Place chiles cut-side-down in a medium baking pan. Sprinkle grated cheese evenly over chiles.

Bake for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Serve warm.

The poblano chile originated in Mexico near the city of Pueblo. "Poblano" means "pepper from Pueblo".

Mr Breakfast would like to thank TexasMike for this recipe.

Recipe number 1691. Submitted 4/1/2006.