Thursday, October 15, 2009

Refried Bean Poblanos with Cheese

Corey and I needed a quick, light dinner before we went to U2 last night, so we tried these stuffed poblanos. They were great, and prep time was less than 10 minutes because the cooking is done in the microwave!


Recipe Notes
Great quick, healthy supper in 10 minutes or less! Serve with a green salad or the Mexican Tomato Salad pictured here.

Nutritional Information - serving is 2 poblano halves (serves 4)
303 calories - 6 g. fat - 17 g. protein - 7.7 g. fiber


  • 4 medium poblanos, halved and seeded
  • 16 oz. can fat free refried beans
  • 1 pouch microwaveable cooked long-grain rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 1/2 c. picante sauce or salsa
  • 1 c. preshredded, reduced fat four-cheese Mexican blend
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

1. Place chile halves, cut side up, on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
2. While chiles cook, combine beans, rice, and picante sauce or salsa, stirring well. Spoon bean mixture evenly into 8 chile halves.
3. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 2 minutes more.
4. Uncover chiles, sprinkle with cheese, and microwave on high for 1-2 minutes more until cheese begins to melt.
5. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro and serve.

Sadie was very sad to miss the concert - it was great with lots of energy! She was waiting by the door for us when we finally got home at 11:30 so that we could tell her all about it!

1 comment: