Mexican Stuffed Poblanos

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
This vegetarian dish is so hearty it will even satisfy even an avid meat-eater. Poblano chiles are stuffed with beans and veggies and smothered with cheese for a mexican dish you will adore.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 poblano and 1/3 cup salsa)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 45 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 307
Fat 10.7 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 4.4 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 41.5 g
Fiber 10.7 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 442 mg
Calcium 256 mg

Ingredients

4 poblano chiles
1/2 cup organic vegetable broth
1/2 cup uncooked bulgur
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, drained
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
2 teaspoons cumin
Cooking spray
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups chopped seeded tomato (about 2)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Preparation

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Place poblanos on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 5 minutes on each side or until blackened and charred. Place poblanos in a paper bag; fold to close tightly. Let stand 15 minutes; peel. Cut a slit lengthwise in each poblano; discard seeds, keeping chiles intact. Set aside.

3. Reduce the oven temperature to 400°.

4. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in bulgur. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until the onion is lightly browned. Add beans, green chiles, and cumin. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cooked bulgur.

6. Divide bean mixture evenly among poblanos. Press poblanos gently to close. Place poblanos, seam-side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Top each poblano with 3 tablespoons cheese. Bake the poblanos at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

7. Combine tomato and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve with poblanos.

Note:

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Sidney Fry,

October 2011