Chilies with Chorizo Stuffing

Notes: Up to 1 day ahead, stuff chilies, cover and chill. Uncover to bake.

Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 161
  • Calories from fat: 53%
  • Protein: 9.4g
  • Fat: 9.6g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Cholesterol: 40mg


  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausage or bulk pork sausage
  • 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, rinsed
  • 2 packages (10 oz. each) thawed frozen spinach
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded jack cheese
  • Salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 10 to 12 fresh Anaheim (California or New Mexico) or poblano chilies (about 2 oz. each)


  1. 1. Remove and discard sausage casings. Crumble meat in a 12- to 14-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, cumin, and oregano. Stir often until sausage is lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard fat.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, trim and discard discolored mushroom stem ends. Chop mushrooms. Add to sausage mixture. Squeeze moisture from spinach and add to sausage mixture. Stir often over high heat until mixture begins to brown, about 10 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir in bread crumbs and cheese. Season to taste with salt. Add egg and mix well.
  3. 3. Rinse and drain chilies. From stem to tip, cut each chili open lengthwise. Ease open chili and carefully pull out and discard seeds and veins. Fill chilies equally with chorizo stuffing, packing it in firmly. Lay chilies, slit side up, in a single layer in a 10- by 15-inch pan.
  4. 4. Bake in a 400° oven until chilies are soft and tinged with brown, about 25 minutes. With a wide spatula, transfer to a platter.
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