The first thing to explain is that these chile relleno appetizers aren’t traditional cheese stuffed chiles one would order as an entree at your favorite Mexican food hang out. They are kind of… well… cheating. Instead of using a fresh chile, this recipe capitalizes on the chiles already diced into pepper jack cheese. It also substitutes egg roll wrappers instead of egg batter for the crunchy exterior. Together they make my finger food fantasy come true. Add a little bit of salsa, crema Mexicana or guacamole and you have yourself a cheesy, spicy fiesta!
One more benefit of Chile Relleno Bites– these are great to make ahead or in bulk and keep frozen for unexpected visitors or another football Sunday.
See how to easily roll your Chile Relleno Bites!