Stuffed Peppers (vegetarian style)

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(YAY! The days are starting to get longer!! The lighting at night time kills me! I’m ready to have my natural lighting back at dinner time!)

I digress….

I had yet to purchase a poblano pepper before this recipe. I spotted them at Whole Foods, and they looked tasty! So I picked up 2 peppers, along with a package of sweet red peppers, and headed home.

This recipe is a modification of one found here.

I really spiced it up- the hubs and I loooooove spicy foods. This dish is pretty simple to put together- it also makes terrific  left overs.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 can (19 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 large poblano chiles, halved lengthwise (stems left intact), ribs and seeds removed
  • Optional- Jar of jalapenos or extra fresh jalapenos

Directions

  1. 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.

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2. In a medium bowl, combine beans, cornmeal, 1/2 cup cheese, remaining onions, minced garlic, cumin, and 3/4 cup water; season with salt and pepper.

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3. Place peppers on top of sauce (I only had 2 poblanos, so I used the other peppers that were in my house= sweet red peppers-which were deeelish).

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4. Stuff poblano halves with bean mixture.

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4. Add jalapenos on top if you like spice!

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5. Place remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top of peppers (I ran out of the grated cheese…excuse the unsightly cheese); cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil.

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6. 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.

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7. Let cool 10 minutes.

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Serve with fresh cilantro and green onions!

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cheers and happy evolving!

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