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Grilled Chiles Rellenos Recipe

Grilled Chiles Rellenos Recipe

Here's a healthy version of one of my favorite Mexican dishes. The grilled peppers go great with Spanish rice, gazpacho or a refreshing salad with jicama and citrus. —Lori Nelson, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large portobello mushroom cap, finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow summer squash, finely chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 large poblano peppers, halved and seeded

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, lime juice and 1/4 cup cilantro. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the mushroom, yellow squash, zucchini, jalapeno and garlic; saute 3-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3. Stir in the beans, 1-1/2 cups cheese, corn, cumin, salt, pepper and remaining cilantro. Remove from the heat. Spoon into poblano halves; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 4. Grill peppers, covered, over indirect medium heat for 10-14 minutes or until tender. Serve with sour cream sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 552 calories, 32 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 964 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.