|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 12g||58%|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||25%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin C 46mg||231%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This stuffed pepper recipe can be used to make either vegetarian Mexican chile rellenos using poblano peppers on the grill, or, if you don't have poblano peppers, you can stuff green bell peppers instead for a dish similar to traditional chile rellenos. These vegetarian chili rellenos are stuffed with a mixture of baked beans and cheese, seasoned with garlic, onion and fresh cilantro.
Need your vegetarian chili rellenos to be lower in fat or completely vegan as well as vegetarian? To keep it vegan, simply omit the cheese. Need it to be gluten-free as well? All of the ingredients in this recipe are gluten-free, with the possible exception of the canned baked beans. Read the label carefully, as some brands contain hidden gluten-containing additives. If you're not sure and cooking for someone else, probably best to err on the side of caution.
Recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.
6 large poblano chiles, or green bell peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (28-ounce) can vegetarian baked beans, drained
1 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce, to taste
12 ounces pepper jack, or Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely grated
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Steps to Make It
Cut poblano chiles in half lengthwise to create a boat for filling and scrape out seeds.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Add onion, garlic, jalapenos, red bell pepper, cilantro and cumin, and cook over medium heat until golden brown for about 4 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and stir in the baked beans, hot sauce and 8 ounces of cheese. Add a bit of salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed chiles and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Set up your grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium. Arrange the chilies on the grill away from the direct heat. Cook until the chilies are tender and cheese is browned and bubbling about 30 to 40 minutes.
Remove from grill and serve at once.