I was having a craving for stuffed peppers. And ever since we’d visited my brother in law in Texas at the beginning of the summer, and I saw a recipe for stuffed poblano peppers in a magazine, I didn’t just want any old peppers. Of course, those were stuffed with chorizo (which I’ve never found a safe version of) and smothered in cheese, but I could have them stuffed with SOMETHING, couldn’t I? So I started looking at recipes, and blended the cooking method of one, with the ingredients of another, then skipped a bunch of ingredients, substituted a lot of others, and viola, something new, and delicious. Of course my family all stuck their noses up at it, so I got to eat them all! Even better.
4 poblano peppers
1 cup brown rice
2 1/2 cups homemade chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped kale
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. minced Vidalia onion
1/2 of 6 oz. can of tomato paste
3 ears fresh corn (boiled for 5 minutes), then cut off cobs
1 15.5 oz. can of Goya black beans
1 tsp. cumin
- Cook brown rice in chicken stock according to directions (I figured the chicken stock would add more flavor to the filling).
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In saute pan, heat olive oil. Add onion, corn, and kale. Cook until tender. Add cumin, tomato paste, black beans, and rice. Stir to combine.
- Cut tops and split poblano peppers in half lengthwise. Remove filaments/seeds out of poblano peppers.
- I lined a 11″ x 17″ brownie-type pan with foil (to make clean up easier), then laid out peppers. I dumped the filling on top. There was way too much filling for the peppers, so some was inside the peppers and some was between the peppers, which didn’t really matter since I’d lined the pan. Cover pan with foil.
- Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.
I didn’t try freezing them (I’ve been eating the leftovers for 2 days, but I imagine that they’d freeze well).