Buen Apetito!

Put down your tequila and somberos (Glenn) because I’m about to give you the perfect Cinco de Mayo recipe!  Who needs tacos, chips, and enchiladas when you could be eating a deliciously stuffed pepper while staying Paleo.  I’m telling you, not only will you love these mild chili peppers, you’ll also wow your crazy party goers with them.

Stuffed Poblanos

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

2 pounds grass fed beef

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.

Brown ground beef, add remaining onions, minced garlic, cumin; season with salt and pepper.

Dividing evenly, stuff poblano halves with meat mixture; place on top of sauce in baking dish. Sprinkle poblanos with 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.

Let me know how you like them!

Salud! and take my poll.


5 Responses

  1. Andrea,
    Do your kids eat these or are they too spicy?

    • Sadie eats them, but for Zoey we just give her a pile of beef before it goes into the pepper. Some weeks they’re more spicier than others, just depending on the jalapeno I guess.

  2. These look so good!
    I wonder if you could try and make a relleno out of these? What if you used almond meal and egg as the batter and then fried them in coconut oil? I’m getting hungry thinking of these! Great post!

  3. These stuffed peppers are delicious!

  4. I was drinking Tequila in Mexico while reading this post. No Sombrero though. These look Yummy.

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