stuffed poblano peppers with melted cheese topped with key lime sour cream


These hearty stuffed peppers bring a little heat which is cooled by the yummy gooey cheese and bright key lime sour cream.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: black beans, pepper, poblano pepper, stuffed
Dietary Focus: Vegetarian
Main Ingredient: beans, cheese
Servings: 4


  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes in puree
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chili, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, 2 whole and 1 minced
  • ¼ cup F. Oliver’s Smoky Chipotle EVOO
  • 1 can (19 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 large poblano chiles, halved with ribs and seeds removed, roasted, and the skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons F. Oliver’s Key Lime Balsamic, combined with 1 cup of sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a blender, combine tomatoes, Smoky Chipotle EVOO, jalapeno, half the onions, and 2 garlic cloves; puree. Season with salt. Pour sauce into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine beans, cornmeal, ½ cup cheese, remaining onions, minced garlic, cumin, and ¾ cup water; season with salt and pepper. Dividing evenly, stuff poblano halves with bean mixture and place on top of sauce in a baking dish.
  • Sprinkle poblanos with remaining ½ cup cheese and cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil. Bake until poblanos are tender, about 45 minutes. Uncover, and continue to cook until sauce is thickened slightly and cheese is browned, 10 to 15 minutes more.
  • Let cool 10 minutes. Top with key lime sour cream.