Poblanos Stuffed with Chipotle Turkey Chili

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
As an emergency room doctor, I stay pretty busy. But when I'm home, I enjoy cooking dishes that are healthy yet full of flavor. Using two varieties of peppers in this dish really punches up the taste. —Sonali Ruder, New York, New York


  • 8 poblano peppers
  • 1 package (20 ounces) lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream


  1. Broil peppers 4 in. from the heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes. With tongs, rotate peppers a quarter turn. Broil and rotate until all sides are blistered and blackened. Immediately place peppers in a large bowl; cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the turkey, onion and garlic in oil until meat is no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Add the tomatoes, corn, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, salt, cumin, chili powder and pepper; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Peel off and discard charred skins from poblanos. Cut a lengthwise slit down each pepper, leaving the stem intact; remove membranes and seeds. Fill each pepper with 1/2 cup turkey mixture.
  4. Place peppers in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

2 stuffed peppers: 539 calories, 28g fat (11g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 1180mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 7g fiber), 38g protein.