Taco-Stuffed Poblanos

Taco-Stuffed Poblanos

4 Poblano peppers
1lb ground beef or ground turkey
1 package yellow rice
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. Adobo
½ tsp. dried oregano
4 Tbsp. water
1 package shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 large white onion
4 tablespoons of salsa

Cut the top off leaving about an inch of pepper on the top. Rinse the pepper out trying to get all the seeds without splitting the pepper open. Put whole peppers into a pot with water. Bring water to a boil and cook for 5 minutes then drain.

In a sauté pan add ground meat, onion powder, chili powder, garlic powder, Adobo, and oregano. As meat starts to brown stir water into meat.

Cook 1 package of Carolina Yellow Rice according to instructions.

In a bowl mix rice and meat together with fresh-diced onion and salsa.

Preheat oven to 350

Slice down 1 side of the pepper long ways and lay flat. Sprinkle some shredded Mexican cheese blend evenly inside the pepper. Add meat and rice mixture to 1 side of the pepper and fold the pepper closed. Lay the pepper top at the top of pepper making it look closed and sprinkle cheese and fresh onion on top.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and slightly golden brown.


Our Thoughts:

We both loved this one.  Looking for something a little different, Jen happened to remember that we had picked up some poblano peppers that weekend, and we desperateTaco Stuffed Poblanos 2ly needed to use them or they would’ve been forgotten about and eventually found rotten somewhere in the fridge.  The spiciness of the fairly mild pepper was just enough to complement the cheese and rice, and the roasted poblano was of course the star.  We both said to each other that we would definitely make this one again.  However, we did not make extra for the kids as we knew right off the bat that this was something they would not be interested in, despite our older daughter being fairly adventurous with food.  Jen particularly liked how the pepper was not burnt or too crispy and was nice and soft, sort of like a roasted red pepper.  This is a quick and easy meal that you should definitely give a try.

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