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Crock Pot Chile Rellenos

Crock Pot Chile Rellenos

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I come from a long line of good cooks. Family get-togethers are always chocked full of delicious looking delicacies. I’m very blessed to have a lot of them written down – today I’m going to share a tweak of one from my Mama’s cousin, Lisa.

Her original recipe for Chile Rellenos called for them to be baked – and y’all know I have this thing for my crock…so I changed it to be cooked that way. I also added and subtracted a few things based on what I currently had. The original recipe also called for white flour – so I switched it up and converted it to almond flour instead. BIG WIN, ladies and gentlemen.

chile rellenos

Some Chile Rellenos recipes don’t call for meat – and that’s sad. I love a meatless meal as good as the next guy, but I LOVE meat MORE. We’re using one pound of pork sausage here. I love good, local, homegrown sausage. That’s what I used here, picked up at the Farmer’s Market.

I currently have a nice hog fattening up on our family farm…Porky isn’t ready yet, so I have to supplement here and there. If you don’t like pork, or don’t eat it, you can easily substitute turkey sausage here. I have a great recipe for that and you can use venison or turkey…just don’t tell me if you use turkey. *Shudder* Pregnancy flashback.

chile rellenos

After cooking the meat and veggies on low for a bit, you’re going to add an egg and almond flour batter on the top.

I really love using almond flour. I like the flavor and I like the texture. It’s almost like cornbread – and it makes a mean muffin…and pancakes…and cookies. I haven’t yet just sat down and eaten it with a spoon. Notice I said YET. I eat peanut butter with a spoon. I figure it’s sorta the same thing.

chile rellenos

After cooking on high 2 hours, you’ll need to make sure the batter isn’t runny in the middle. You can do this by sticking a knife down into it like so – and if it comes back clean, you’re good to go. If it’s not, let it cook another 30 minutes.

Do you know it’s hard to take a photo with a knife in one hand and a camera in the other? I probably shouldn’t do that again – it might be hazardous to my health. Or my fingers. Or my camera. Or my foot. I have bad luck with my feet.

So, I hope you enjoy this family Stacyfied recipe. It’s really great with salsa and sour cream on top. I think it’s even better served as leftovers – but I’m leftover crazy. I’m hungry – I need a snack.

chile rellenos

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.


  1. gardenaggie says:

    This is my husbands favorite meal. I am going to have to give this version a try since we just started THM! Yay!

  2. Oh that sounds SO GOOD!!! How do you think it would work with masa harina? I discovered that stuff online not too long ago and I LOVE it! We don’t have it here in Canada ANYWHERE (nor to we have cal lime/hydrated lime/pickling lime/calcium hydroxide anywhere that is food grade… only the stuff at hardware stores) but I managed to find a local small Mexican restaurant called Mexico Lindo in Halifax, Nova Scotia here that imports their stuff and sells a small amount of it to customers.

    So I’ve been experimenting with it a lot! Do you think it would be good? I have put it in my meatloaf too, and used salsa rather than ketchup.

  3. Becca Carroll says:

    I LOVE chili rellenos. When we go to eat at El Charloais, that what I always order. We don’t normally go very often, though, so it’s my main indulging meal. 😀

  4. I can’t say because I’ve never worked with it before. :-) Good luck if you try it!

  5. YAY!!!! I’m so glad to hear that!

  6. Are you gluten-free at your house?

  7. I can’t say – I’ve never worked with it…you could give it a shot!

  8. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love says:

    This looks amazing! I love crock pot recipes and I’m looking forward to trying this soon. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  9. I adore Chile Rellenos! yum yum yum yum yum!

  10. Jennifer says:

    If I were to bake this in the oven, do ou know at what temp and for long your mom’s cousin baked it?

  11. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I love easy recipes and I need more that use my slow cooker – pinned this and I’d like to invite you to link up at my party –

  12. Her notes just say “bake at 400 until knife inserted in center comes out clean.” :-)

  13. Me too!

  14. Stacy, this looks incredible! I adore chile rellenos but never thought about making them in a crock pot. Sheer brilliance! Stopping by to say hi from Wonderful Food Wednesday :)

  15. I think about making everything in the crock pot. It’s how I roll. 😉

  16. This looks yummy! Thanks for linking to Make Bake Create!

  17. You’re welcome! Thanks for hosting. :-)

  18. Sherri@MadeFromPinterest says:

    Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share the recipe at our Saturday Link Party! Deb @

  19. Thanks for letting me know – I linked up. :-)

  20. This looks like a keeper. I have a major wheat allergy and anytime I can use anything but wheat I will. Love your writing style. Marie

  21. Ha, ha! :-) I’m glad – thank you!

  22. Scarlett Wonder says:

    Coming over from Sunday Supper Club. I LOVE CHILE RELLENO & my crock-pot. Great recipe! I’ll have to try it this way!

  23. Good luck! :-)

  24. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. I sure will!

  26. Anjanette says:

    Yum!! We used to make something like this in the crock with a corn bread mix back when we bought mixes. :) I will have to give this a try! Do you have a favorite brand of almond flour?

    Thanks for linking up to Wellness Wednesdays!

  27. I made this for dinner tonight, and it is scrumptious! The only change I made was to use half flour/half cornmeal in place of the almond flour because I didn’t have any. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.

  28. Aleah Cronk says:

    It’s in the crock pot right now. :)
    Our a/c broke & it’s near 90deg INSIDE. I’m trying to avoid the big oven. Thankfully we pre-cooked the sausage & froze it back when we had a/c.
    It’s gonna be tasty, I can just tell!
    Thanks for sharing, Stacy. :)

    • I hope you LOVED it…it’s a family favorite!

      • Aleah Cronk says:

        Loved it! So tasty! In fact, I am hoarding the leftovers, much to the disappointment of my 10 yr old son. (It’s not ALWAYS about them…)
        The few alterations I made were in the cooking, not ingredients. Due to time & schedule issues it cooked on high 2hrs, then after adding the cheese & egg mixture it cooked on high an hour & then on “warm” for 3 hrs, or so. :/
        But it was perfection! Clearly a very flexible dish to cook. :)
        I can’t wait to share it with my friends.

  29. Aleah Cronk says:

    Ran out of time so I’m making this in the oven tonight. Did the first part in a pot on the stove. Then doing the last part in the oven @ 375 deg, 45-60 min.
    Smells great! I hope it turns out well.

  30. Aleah Cronk says:

    In a hurry tonight.
    Made this on the stove & then in the oven @ 375 deg. for 45 minutes.
    Very tasty, as usual. :)

  31. Just wondering…when you say pork sausage, do you mean breakfast sausage or Italian sausage. I’m finding both at the store (jealous of your home-grown stuff, btw! ;)) and they both say they’re pork. Which is better?? Can’t wait to try this…it sound so good!

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