The other day while grocery shopping, I happened to notice some gorgeous poblano peppers. Seriously, they are such a pretty deep green. I also happened to remember that I had recently seen a stuffed poblano recipe while browsing through Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast: 250 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Any Time of Day .
See, there is a reason that I spend the majority of my free time, curled up in a comfortable chair, browsing through my cookbooks.
This is the reason. This was easy enough for a weeknight, meatless, healthy…win, win, win. The fresh tomato sauce that you blend up is fantastic and I think there must be oodles of uses for it. And even though I mentioned the virtuous meatlessness of this recipe, I would not hesitate to use some sausage in this – a little chorizo would be divine!
You can find the recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks listed above, online – Stuffed Poblanos, and I’ve also included it below for you.
- 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes in puree
- 1 jalapeno chile (ribs and seeds removed, for less heat), minced
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves (2 whole, 1 minced)
- coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 can (19 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 4 large poblano chiles, halved lengthwise (stems left intact), ribs and seeds removed
- Preheat oven to 425. In a blender, combine tomatoes in puree, jalapeno, half the onions, and 2 whole garlic cloves; puree. Season with salt. Pour sauce into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine beans, cornmeal, 1/2 cup cheese, remaining onions, minced garlic, cumin, and 3/4 cup water; season with salt and pepper.
- Dividing evenly, stuff poblano halves with bean mixture; place on top of sauce in baking dish. Sprinkle poblanos with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil.
- Bake until poblanos are tender, about 45 minutes. Uncover, and continue to cook until sauce is thickened slightly and cheese is browned, 10 to 15 minutes more. Let cool 10 minutes.
This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!