Low Carb Chile Relleno Casserole

I tried ice fishing from my dock ice shelter, but there was little ice, the water was muddy, I caught nothing, and the ordeal was, ah, boring! Let’s try a new recipe with a Southwest flare! Chiles relleno casserole! I found the recipe online. It looks so good and it’s low carb too! See the recipes by clicking on SHOW MORE.

Low-Carb Taco Seasoning Mix

Taken from this website: http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/05/diy-homemade-taco-seasoning.html

2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons black pepper

Mix together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

When you are ready to use use your Homemade Taco Seasoning, use about 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of meat (more or less as you prefer)

Brown your beef and drain off fat. Sprinkle seasoning evenly over meat and add ⅓ cup of water. Simmer until water is adsorbed.

Chile Relleno Casserole


1¼ pound ground beef
3 (4 oz) cans of whole green chilies (9 chile peppers)
8 oz cream cheese
2 heaping TBS of Taco seasoning (recipe above)
1 teaspoon of Better Than Bouillon beef or 1 cube beef bouillon cube
½ cup of water
⅓ cup of diced onions
8 ounces Mexican blend shredded cheese
Optional: a little fresh chopped cilantro

Brown ground beef and drain any grease. Add dry seasonings, a little water, and the beef bouillon cube and let this mixture simmer while you prepare the chilies. Season the meat as you would taco seasoning. Add the diced onions to the meat and mix well.

Open your green chilies by splitting lengthwise then spoon 1 Tbsp of cream cheese into each green chili and put into a casserole dish.

Add the meat mixture over the top of the chilies and cook them in a 350 degree F oven for about 20 – 25 minutes covering them with Mexican blended shredded cheese for the last 5 minutes.

Two Salads:
Mixed greens, some grape tomatoes sliced in half, some onion rings cut in half, some pecan halves, gorgonzola cheese, one avocado cubed, dressing of your choice.

THE ICE FISHING LURE: for panfish is approximately 25 years old. It’s called a Forage Fry. It has a #8 hook baited with a mealworm. Any small panfish ice fishing lure seems to work equally well in my experience.

THE ROD: is a Fenwick, EliteTECH Ice, ETI23UL, 23”, Ultra Light (2-4 lb. line).

THE REEL: A Frabill model P-10 Sub Zero Ultra Light has been discontinued.

THE LINE: Trilene Micro Ice 4 LB test monofilament in solar green color.

THE LAKE: is called Lake Ketchabigwon (named by native Americans). It is almost 6 acres and is located in NE Ohio. It sits on 37 acres of property. The lake is private.

FISH IN THE LAKE: largemouth bass, bluegill, white crappie, black crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, and grass carp

LARGEST FISH CAUGHT: The biggest was a grass carp I hooked and managed to beach. It weighed over 30 pounds. Next was a channel cat (accidentally caught while bass fishing) of 10 pounds. The larges crappie was 14¾ inches and weighed 2 LBS and 1 oz. I did not measure the largest bluegill, but it had to be at least 10 inches. Finally, my largest bass was 6¾ pounds caught here at Lake Ketchabigwon.

HOW TO CATCH AND FILLET A FISH: https://youtu.be/KgiGqlrB0LM

The principal camera is my iPhone 6s Plus on a tripod. I also use an iPhone 5s as a close-up, counter-top camera when cooking. It is mounted on a small tripod. I use a Rhode microphone indoors to help lessen the echo. The video is edited on my MacBook Pro using Final Cut Pro X.

THE BACKGROUND MUSIC: is called “Old Mexico Sunset.” It was purchased from audioblock.com.


33 Replies to “Low Carb Chile Relleno Casserole”

  1. Ratdog 305

    Just found out you are a retired lawyer. Didn't know you joined the "dark side". The food looks good as always. I had a feeling that was going to be Lulu's reply. Well, maybe someday! Stay warm my friend!

  2. lemoncrinckles

    Oh, Juanelo, you're just the best! That droll look on your face when you saw the iron skillet…  Love the salad and the relleno casserole. My friend makes one with eggs, cheese, chilis and some tomato sauce. Sounds simple but it's a special treat on her holiday table. Tell Miss Lulu she looked exceptionally cute tonight…wish I could give you a useful hint on how to melt her heart for you! Thanks so much for another delightful video! (:

  3. Tyler Brooking

    Another great video for the books. I watch all kinds of fishing YouTubers but yet your channel seems to have the best appeal to me. Thank you for the great recipe where do you find them?

  4. Terry Lyle

    John, now that is the kind of fishing I would like. Just sit back a snooze! The Chile Relleno looked great! But Miss Lulu wins my heart every time with that great punch line!

  5. The Cube

    Hello its Matt … looks real good as usual. Im gonna give this recipe a try looks way too good to ignore and not try it. Until next time have a good one and ill talk to you later my friend. Looking forward to the next video already.

  6. Chad Baxter

    LOL. The comment about not sleeping for 50 years made me laugh so hard. Another great video Juanelo. I'm glad my wife and I can go to bed happy tonight. God Bless! Keep posting please.

  7. Vincenzos Plate

    Hello John how are you Chef? bravo for saying oregano the right way ehehe love this casserole recipe because it's easy, tasty and ready in 20 minutes. awesome.how did you forget the onion? hahahahah hello Ms Lulu

  8. warhamsterful

    Still great even without the fishing, since discovering your videos i've been doing more and more cooking!! My wife loves it. Thanks for another awsome video and recipe Juanelo!! Don't give up with Ms Cheeks, she'll come round one day ;D

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