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Wait Until You See The Meal That John Wayne Made Famous [Recipe]

John Wayne might just be the most memorable American movie star in history. He thrilled millions with his tough-talking, no nonsense characters for years. As good as he was on the screen, rumor has it that he was even better in the kitchen.

John Wayne once contributed to a cookbook by his friend Cara Connery. His entry is a delicious meal that you will be proud to serve to your family.

John Wayne Casserole is a quiet American favorite that isn't as recognizable as the star who created it - but it should be. Give it a try in your kitchen and see what you think.

John Wayne Casserole


  • 2 (4-ounce) cans green chilies, drained
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1 pound Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 cup canned evaporated milk, undiluted
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes sliced


  1. Heat Oven to 325 Degrees
  2. Combine Chilies with cheese in a large bowl and turn into a well-buttered casserole dish
  3. Beat the egg whites until peaks form
  4. Mix egg yolks, milk, flour, salt and pepper in a small bowl
  5. Fold mixture into the egg whites. Pour over the cheese and chilies.
  6. Comb through with a knife and fork gently until combined
  7. Bake for 30 minutes
  8. Arrange Tomatoes On Top
  9. Bake 30 more minutes

That's all you need for the favorite meal from one of the country's favorite stars.

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