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Stuffed Cheese Poblanos

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Stuffed Cheese Poblanos
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6
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Enjoy these cheese stuffed poblanos that are served with tomato sauce – a flavorful Mexican-style side dish!

Ingredients

Chiles

  • 6 large poblano chiles
  • 18 strips (3x1 inch) queso fresco or mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)
  • Mexican-style cream

Fresh Tomato Sauce

  • 2 lb plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 small serrano chile, seeded
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F. Meanwhile on a gas stove on high or skillet heat chiles directly on flame until charred. Keep in plastic bag for 5 minutes. Peel chiles under cold water.
  • 2
    Open on one side, remove seeds. Fill each poblano with 3 strips of the cheese. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons shredded mozarella cheese on each chile. Place in 9x13-inch glass baking dish.
  • 3
    Bake chiles 15 to 20 minutes or until cheeses are melted and chiles are soft.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make tomato sauce. Place all sauce ingredients in food processor bowl or blender; process until smooth. Pour sauce into 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium high heat about 15 minutes or until sauce is slightly reduced and dark red.
  • 5
    To serve, place tomato sauce on plate; top with stuffed poblano chile. Drizzle with mexican style cream.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Poblano chiles have a rich flavor that is perfect for stuffing. Serve with cooked rice and black beans.

Nutrition Information

270 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 16g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
1200mg
50%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
11g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
90%
90%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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  • Enjoy these cheese stuffed poblanos that are served with tomato sauce – a flavorful Mexican-style side dish!
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