Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stuffed Poblanos with Chipotle Pork

Last night I decided it was time to try out a new recipe. I needed to step away from writing and working on my exams and do something with my hands and be creative. So I decided to make stuffed chiles. I needed something spicy and comforting and I couldn't think of anything more delicious to make. We had roasted corn the night before and had leftovers and I thought they would give a nice texture and flavor to the spicy pork filling I planned on making.

I love stuffed bell peppers, but these are out of this world. They are smokey and spicy with deep flavors that will heat your taste buds up!

This recipe is actually really easy to make. If you've never roasted chiles before don't be intimidated. It's easy and really transforms the flavor of the chile. All you have to do is place the chiles on a pan and broil them on all sides until the skin begins to blister and pop. Then place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to steam. Let them sit for about 10 minutes like that and then peel off the burnt skin. And there you have it. Roasted chiles. Ready to be stuffed!

Stuffed Poblanos with Chipotle Pork
3-4 poblanos, roasted
1 lb ground pork
2 ears of roasted corn (canned or frozen will also work)
1/2 onion, diced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

For the sauce click here

1) Preheat oven to 400 F, prepare poblanos (see above), and make sauce (see link)
2) Heat a large pan with oil and saute onion until translucent then add pork and brown, season with cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper then add the corn and most of the sauce, reserving some to top the chiles, and let cook until flavors are combined and pork is cooked, about 5 minutes

3) Slice open peeled chiles and remove seeds. Then stuff with poblanos with the pork mixture and top with remaining sauce and cheese and place in oven to cook for 25 minutes

4) Once chiles are cooked and cheese is brown and melted remove from oven and let cook slightly
5) Serve and enjoy!

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