Stuffed Poblano Pepper Fiesta
I love mexican food! This recipe (without the rice) can be really healthy and used for many diets out there. This is because there is no use of tortillas or tacos so there are less carbs. This is similar to chili rellanos which has cheese inside the chili pepper. However, I also stuff it with black beans in order to add more protein in my diet and veggies to make it more filling!
1 poblano pepper
1/2 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, corn, red/red pepper)1 can black beans
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup salsa
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup rice (optional)
salt to taste
First, get a bowl and mix black beans, red chili powder/crushed red pepper flakes, salt, lemon juice. Set aside to stuff the pepper.
Cut the poblano pepper in the middle and broil on low in the oven. Leave in oven for 5-10 minutes until the skin of the pepper darkens.
Let it cool after taking it out and slowly remove the outer skin of the pepper.
Stuff the pepper, with black beans, mixed vegetables, and cheese. Close the flap of the pepper. Set aside.
Optional step if you want to fry the pepper and have a more chile rellanos taste:
Separate the egg yolk and egg white.
Whisk the egg yolk in a bowl until lightened in color
In a separate bowl, using a stand mixer, whisk the egg white for 1-2 minutes.
Take the egg yolk and put it into the egg white bowl and fold until mixed together.
Dip the stuffed pepper into egg mixture.
Heat oil in a pan on low-medium heat. Fry the pepper. Cook one side of the pepper until golden brown then flip the pepper to the other side and cook until golden brown.
Remove from the oil and set aside.
Boil 2-3 cups of water. Add 1/2 cup of rice to the boiling water and cook for 10-15 mins. Drain the rice.
Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 tbsp onions minced, 1 tsp lemon juice and mix together.
To plate, place the kale on the bottom of the plate then the stuffed pepper on top. Add black beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa and rice on the side! :)