Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers are stuffed with black beans, corn, pepper, onion & peas! Topped with cheese, they will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table!

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Yesterday was quite a day for both India and America. While America voted and chose it’s new President, back home in India Prime Minister, Mr. Modi banned Indian currency notes of 500 & 1000 rupees with immediate effect to tackle corruption and black money in the country. It was a day of chaos, all I could read everywhere was Hillary, Trump and Modi! My mind was exhausted by the end of it and I am just glad it’s all over and done with. Now moving on to better things like food and Thanksgiving dinner. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I will be sharing vegetarian main course recipes this week for Thanksgiving. So today I am sharing with you these Vegetarian stuffed Poblano Peppers. They are really flavorful and one of my favorites!

I have always loved eating poblano peppers but I don’t buy them enough. I mean, not as frequently as I would buy jalapeno. There’s this Mexican restaurant in the city, where they have an awesome vegetarian dish with roasted potatoes and poblano and I always order that when we are there. It’s so flavorful that writing about it is making my mouth water. I am a fan of that dish and I actually got poblano peppers to recreate the same dish but ended up making these stuffed peppers. I served them with some mexican rice and it made a very filling meal.

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These vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers are stuffed with black beans, red pepper, corn, green peas and onion. You can add whatever you like in there, actually rice would be a very good option too to make it a complete meal in itself. And there’s some cumin, cayenne, paprika and my favorite ancho chile pepper to spice things up. And of course there’s some cheese but not a lot of it because you guys know me – I am not a cheese fan. So please adjust the quantity of cheese to taste and preference.

The poblano peppers that I used in this recipe were pretty big as you can see in the picture. I got them from the local farmer’s market. The filling would probably fill double the number of poblano peppers if they are smaller. Since mine were big, I was able to fill 3 peppers with the filling. Hope you guys give these vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers a try this Thanksgiving!

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Method

* Heat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil. Brush the poblano peppers with oil and place on the sheet. Broil for 5-7 minutes or till light blisters develop, changing sides once is between.

 

While the peppers are in the oven, make the stuffing. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Now add corn, green peas, chopped red pepper and black beans.

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Add all the spices, salt and cook for another 2 minutes.

Also add in the chopped cilantro and remove pan from heat.

Squeeze in some fresh lime juice. The stuffing is now done.
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Once done, remove the peppers from oven, let cool for 2 minutes and then peel the skin as much as possible. Make a cut in center, remove the seeds. Meanwhile pre heat oven to 375 F degrees.

Stuff the filling into the de-seeded peppers.

Sprinkle cheese equally on top of the stuffing for all the peppers.

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Place into the oven at 375 F degrees for 10-15 minutes or till cheese melts. Serve these vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers immediately!

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

* Please be careful while handling poblano peppers. Especially when you remove the seeds, wear gloves and afterwards wash yous hands immediately.

* Adjust the quantity of cheese to preference and taste. You may use any cheese of your choice, a Mexican cheese blend would work great here!

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers stuffed with black beans, red pepper, corn, peas & onion. Topped with cheese & spiced with cumin, paprika to make a hearty and delicious vegetarian meal!
Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Manali
4.67 from 3 votes
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Ingredients

  • 3 large poblano peppers
  • 1 tablespoon oil, I used vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup yellow corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 3/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1 small lime
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil.
  2. Brush the poblano peppers with oil and place on the sheet. Broil for 5-7 minutes or till light blisters develop, changing sides once is between.
  3. While the peppers are in the oven, make the stuffing. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Then add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Now add corn, green peas, chopped red pepper and black beans.
  6. Add all the spices, salt and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Also add in the chopped cilantro and remove pan from heat.
  8. Squeeze in some fresh lime juice. The stuffing is now done.

Fill the peppers

  1. Once done, remove the peppers from oven, let cool for 2 minutes and then peel the skin as much as possible. Make a cut in center, remove the seeds. Meanwhile pre heat oven to 375 F degrees.
  2. Stuff the filling into the de-seeded peppers.
  3. Sprinkle cheese equally on top of the stuffing for all the peppers.
  4. Place into the oven at 375 F degrees for 10-15 minutes or till cheese melts. Serve immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Potassium 621mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 7g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 32.5%
Vitamin C 152.3%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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24 thoughts on “Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  1. I had no idea that India was struggling so much with crime and black money. Interesting. Hope the new strategy works! Anyways, love these stuffed poblanos! Laura and I make something similar but we chop up the poblanos and then wrap it all in a burrito. Now I’m craving that for dinner! 🙂

  2. Delicious, but pretty zippy (and I love spice…) I probably should have made my ancho & cayenne level measures instead of “Yeah, I like these!”

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