Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

I adapted these from a Rachel Ray recipe for chili rellenos. They are so good we almost couldn't stop eating them. The only problem was that the poblano pepper was much hotter then we thought it would be. It's supposed to be mildly hot but it was hot hot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Carefully cut stems out of peppers and remove seeds.
  2. Set peppers on cookie sheet and put under broiler to roast them, turning about every 6 minutes to roast evenly. Roasting will take about 18 minutes.
  3. While peppers are roasting, put olive oil in large skillet and heat. Add corn and onion.
  4. Sauté for a few minutes. Add garlic, oregano and cumin.
  5. Sauté for about 10 minutes more.
  6. Add crushed tomatoes and lime juice.
  7. Sauté for about 10 more minutes.
  8. When peppers are somewhat blistered on each side, remove from oven and cut to open and lay flat.
  9. Stuff with corn mixture.
  10. Top with cheese.
  11. Put under broiler until cheese is melted for about 2 minutes.
  12. Serve.
Most Helpful

This was amazing- I am making it again next week! I changed the inside a bit (canned corn, baked beans, red pepper, and onion) but cooked and prepped it the same way. If you get true poblano peppers, they shouldn't be hot (try getting them from a farmer's market). Thanks!

Ehmiller1 October 28, 2008

This is -really- good! I scaled it down to make just one pepper (cooking for myself tonight) and added aduki beans to make it a main entree, and it's delicious, not to mention easy to prepare and very healthy! I will definitely be making this again.

Seph April 13, 2010

Very good recipe, However mine was not hot at all.. Have frequently cooked with poblano peppers and have never found a "spicy" poblano. Maybe this rec. was not made with Poblano?? Many other peppers resemble but are not poblano. Regardless a nice recipe.

al.rice January 17, 2009