Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Picadillo Stuffed Poblanos

It's this Yankee's understanding that Picadillo is a Mexican dish that's served over rice or wrapped in flour tortillas. Since it's made with ground beef and potatoes I thought it might be good filler for a stuffed pepper... I'm glad I had that thought:@) These Picadillo Stuffed Poblanos smelled ah-mazing in the oven! Gotta tell ya folks, once I decided I liked cilantro, I just can't get enough of it, it's so good in this recipe. So I guess I did manage to come up with one more Cinco de Mayo post after all...
 Now, I know what you're thinking... If you want it topped with cheese-go right ahead! 
I enjoyed it as is:@) 

Picadillo Stuffed Poblanos-adapted from Quick & Easy Recipes
1 lb ground beef
2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into about 1/2" pieces
1/2 C yellow onion, 1/4" dice
1/4 C red bell pepper, 1/4" dice
1 Tblsp garlic, fine mince
2 Tblsp canola oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 C beef stock
1/2 C cilantro, chopped
2 large tomatoes, cored and cut into 1/2" pieces
6 fat approx 5" long poblano peppers, more if smaller.
  1. Remove a triangular wedge from the top of the poblanos then run a cut down to the point (you want to be able to open it enough to clean and stuff it, there's a good pic HERE), remove seeds. Dice the wedges and add them to your onions.
  2. Heat skillet, add oil and ground beef. Break up meat.
  3. When lightly browned drain fat if necessary and add onion, peppers, tomatoes, garlic and the spices. Cook for 10 minutes stirring often. Add the potatoes and cilantro.
  4. Add beef stock, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stuff peppers. If you're making it to serve over rice or in tortillas cook for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender, and serve.
  5. Place stuffed peppers in baking dish with a couple tsp of water, cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until peppers are tender.
Oh and, see that Beef Enchilada Stuffed Poblano down below??? Muy bueno!
There are also at least 13 stuffed jalapeno ideas HERE.

Cook up something fun and tener un dia feliz:@)

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  1. These are definitely not your mama's stuffed peppers from childhood. I'm crazy about cilantro too and always have some in the 'frig.

  2. Oh my, I think I can smell them! They look scrumptious and I'm sure they were! Sorry I missed dinner! Thanks for sharing the recipe, think it's one that I'll have to try soon!
    Have a great day!

  3. What a great idea to stuff the pepper! And I also think the idea of topping it with cheese is a good one. I'm going to show this picture and recipe to my husband this morning. I rarely do that.

  4. Looks delicious! Gotta try these. Thanks for the recipe. :) Yum!

  5. I love all things Mexican!! Never made a mexi dish with potatoes, I bet this is wowza good!

  6. I'd go with the cheese--can just see all that goodness dripping in it!!


  7. Yum, Lynn! It looks like you found a great recipe for your Poblanos and you're getting us all ready for Cinco de Mayo. Thanks for all your inspiration.

  8. I've been meaning to make stuffed poblanos - yours look fabulous!

  9. I am the same way about cilantro. Say the words cilantro and lime together and I will eat it - I don't care what it is. Another good Cinco de Mayo post I would say.

  10. Looking at your sidebar, I think I see a trend here :) These must have been delicious!

  11. Oh, man, do these look phenomenal! What a brilliant idea for stuffed peppers!

  12. Now that is a stuffed pepper! Isn't cilantro wonderful!!??

  13. Muy bueno indeed Lynn, especially with the addition of potatoes! We are in the 'love cilantro' camp too :)

  14. I shouldn't visit when I haven't eaten lunch! :=0 Looks delicious! I'm putting this on my list!

  15. This looks fantastic. Great seasoning too.

  16. There's no such thing as too much cilantro in my book. This sounds like another of your winning recipes so it's going right on the to do list.

  17. Hi Lynne,
    I just pinned your fabulous recipe for Picadillo STuffed Poblanos and I can't wait to try these! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen


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