Taco Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Taco Stuffed Poblano Peppers Poblano peppers are stuffed with ground meat and Spanish rice and baked in a tomato-based sauce with a sprinkling of cheese. American comfort food done up Latin-American style. We used boxed Spanish rice, but there are a number of good recipes on this site (Spanish Rice II and Best Spanish Rice) that I have used with good results. Serve with garnishments of choice – shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 10 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 25 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 stuffed pepper halves

  • Bring 2 cups water and butter to a boil in a saucepan; add rice and seasoning packet. Return to a boil, cover saucepan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until most water is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff rice using a fork.

  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook poblano peppers until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer peppers to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Pat peppers dry and place in the prepared baking dish.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Season beef with black pepper. Mix 1/2 cup water, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper into ground beef; cook and stir until liquid evaporates, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mix rice into beef mixture; cook and stir until evenly mixed and all liquid is evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes. Spoon mixture into the peppers.

  • Stir tomato soup and about 1 tablespoon water together in a bowl until soup is thinned to a gravy consistency, adding more water if needed. Pour tomato gravy over stuffed peppers; top with mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until cheese is slightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Per Serving: 373 calories; protein 19.6g; carbohydrates 33.9g; fat 18.3g; cholesterol 62.6mg; sodium 1005.1mg. Ground turkey can be used in place of the ground beef. Any type of cheese can be used in place of the mozzarella cheese.