Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Chiles

  • coolcook Posted: 01/05/09
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    Everyone in the family loved it - even the meat-lovers. Excellent.

  • mczinn Posted: 01/13/11
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    Really enjoyed this dish. We roasted the peppers over our gas flame to soften them up a bit and give them a char. Also, I definitely recommend using El Pato tomato sauce (Ethnic food section) to give it a little more heat.

  • heidimotsch Posted: 04/13/09
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    This recipe definitely has great potential, I just have to play with it a bit. I made it as is last night and it was very disappointing, bland. It needs more spice, maybe the spicy V-8, or chipotles instead of plain jalapeno's. I'll try it again and if it turns out way better I'll add a review to include the subs I made

  • LauraWill Posted: 01/29/09
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    This turned out great. I did have to make a few substitutions to use what I had on hand, used sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin seeds and spicy hot tomato juice instead of regular and it still was amazing. Neither my guests nor I had tried quinoa before and everyone loved it.

  • colbob Posted: 09/27/10
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    Thought this was a very tasty dish. I made the following modifications to the recipe: (1) didn't have the pumpkin seed kernels, (2) added a bit more garlic and (3) added a touch more soy sauce. Also, rather than using cheddar, I opted for grated parmesan. I thought that it might add a "nutty" flavor. Next time around, I might add other veggies (carrots, zucchini, etc.). For a bit more "kick," chorizo could be good. I'd definitely make this again. Not sure I would make it for a special occasion. Perhaps a few more attempts to make it my own.

  • Im so Hungry Posted: 06/02/09
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    This was a very flavorful dish. The only thing thing I did different was to roast the pablanos under the broiler and remove the charred skins first. The filling was great. I could have ate that by itself as a side to something else. YUM!

  • wcunningham123 Posted: 07/22/10
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    This recipe was very simple and very delicious. I didn't have any soy sauce so I made them without it out. I also cooked the peppers and onions longer than the 2 minutes called for. The stuffing turned out juicy and flavorful.

  • jmmiller28 Posted: 09/22/10
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    My husband and I are trying to be a little more meat-light and this was outstanding. I added a little more soy sauce/lime juice (maybe another 1/2 the amount) than called for and was glad. Used habenero white cheddar for a little extra kick. FABULOUS and many complex flavors. Needed a little salt but otherwise great. Cook time for the peppers was spot on with the recipe; they came out cooked through and very soft. My husband loved it and we were both surprised that we loved a vegetarian meal!

  • KateTexas Posted: 06/26/10
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    Pretty good, but the poblanos need to cook more. Just putting them in the oven for 30 minutes isn't enough. Maybe roast them first? Otherwise, good recipe.

  • Cherilynne Posted: 09/12/10
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    Great recipe, although I did alter it slightly. I forgot to buy tomato juice so I just dry roasted the peppers and it was great! Also, I roasted the peppers for 10 minutes before stuffing since others indicated they required more cooking time. So excited to have these left over for lunch tomorrow!

  • Katie00 Posted: 05/20/11
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    The peppers skin was tough so next time i will roast them. Didnt add pumpkin seeds. Didnt have tomato juice so added a bit of water to tomato sauce. Im a flavor person so these were a bit bland (but didnt have jalapeños so will try next time). Nothing a little hot sauce & dollop of sour cream couldn't fix!

  • inala99 Posted: 09/09/11
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    This recipe is bland, bland, bland! I used pepper jack cheese, added cumin and red pepper flakes for a kick and used more soy sauce and lime juice than recommended. I also flame roasted the peppers to give them more flavor and to pre-heat them before stuffing them with the quinoa. I also added one small chopped zucchini to the quinoa which helped make it more filling. Thank you to other reviewers for honest reviews and suggested add-ins (The el Pato tomato sauce was delicious)! (Really good recipe with these changes!)

  • mandapooh Posted: 12/13/11
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    I left out the soy sauce, added canned tomatoes instead of the red pepper, and used the drained tomato sauce to coat the pan. I also broiled and peeled the poblanos before stuffing, and added chili powder,cumin, and cayenne to the sauteed vegetables and tomato sauce. It came out really well.

  • CooknnMama Posted: 03/31/13
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    Tasty, but needs something extra.

  • GinaMaggi Posted: 05/29/13
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    I thought this was outstanding! My husband historically has not liked quinoa but even he loved this! The second time I omitted the pumpkin seeds- didn't miss them. Highly recommend!

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