29 October 2009

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Here is yet another recipe I found on allrecipes.com. I love chile rellenos, which are usually made with Poblano peppers, but each time I've tried to make them in the past, I couldn't get them to turn out how I wanted them to. I thought this recipe seemed like a good, healthier alternative (no deep frying involved here). I gave it a try and ended up loving it!

4 poblano peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (12 ounce) package vegetarian burger crumbles
1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix
1/2 cup shredded pepperjack cheese

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.
Slice the poblanos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and stems.
Place cleaned peppers in boiling water; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain.
Heat olive oil (I used vegetable oil) in a large skillet.
Stir in vegetarian crumbles and chili seasoning mix.
Cook, stirring, until crumbles are hot, about 5 minutes.
Fill the cooked peppers with the seasoned crumbles; top with pepperjack cheese.
Arrange stuffed peppers on a baking sheet.
Place peppers in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

I only used 3 peppers and filled them with extra 'meat'. For those of you who would like to make these with real meat, just fry up some hamburger instead.

These are delicious on their own, but we decided to cut the peppers up in strips after they were finished cooking and serve them in fajita-size tortillas with garlicky black beans, salsa, sour cream, and lettuce.

You will definitely want to go back for seconds!

Tree Bird

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