These peppers are one of our favorite dishes. I love Poblano chili peppers for their mild, spicy flavor. This dish is fairly quick and easy and always a winner.
- 3 large Poblano Peppers
- 1 pound ground beef (grass-fed preferred)
- 1 clove garlic
- 6 oz organic cream cheese, cut into 1 oz strips
- Monte Bene Marinara sauce (this brand has no added sugar and is quite tasty)
- 4 oz good quality sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 oz good quality fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 slices Bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
- 1 slice of bacon to cook with the ground beef
- Brown ground beef with 1 slice of bacon. Add crushed garlic and desired seasonings (salt & pepper, basil or cilantro) and cook just a little longer. Remove from heat and let cool enough to handle. Meanwhile…
- Wash and cut peppers in half. Clean out the seeds. Place on a foil lined baking sheet or in a glass baking dish.
- Spread 1 oz of cream cheese in the bottom of each pepper half.
- Top cream cheese with crumbled ground beef. Press into the cream cheese.
- Top ground beef with 2 heaping tablespoons of Marinara sauce.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until peppers are as done as you like them (you can see mine are wrinkly, cause that’s how I like ’em).
- Remove from oven, top with cheese and bacon pieces. Pop back in the oven for a few minutes until cheese has melted.
6 servings (or 3 if you’re hungry)!
Nutrition estimate per 6 servings from Myfitnesspal:
Calories 363, Fat 24 g, Carbohydrate 4 g, Protein 31 g
Vitamin A 13%, Vitamin C 54%, Calcium 30%, Iron 17%