21 Chile Poblano Recipes to Spice Things Up Beyond Relleno
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21 Chile Poblano Recipes to Spice Things Up Beyond Relleno

Get ready for three riffs on chile rellenos, two dips and one-to-die-for chocolate cake. Plus a cocktail for good measure. But first, some vocab: Poblano is the name of the chile when it’s fresh. Ancho is the dried form, either as chile flakes or in powdered spice form. Mole is a sauce based on the poblano, which also features chocolate. Mouth watering yet? Cinco de Mayo may have passed, but that’s no reason not to throw a super colorful fiesta and indulge!

1. Eggs Benedict With Ancho Chile Lime Mayonnaise: If it’s possible to improve on the classic, this is it — toasty English muffin, spicy chorizo, creamy avocado, a gooey poached egg, all smothered in ancho lime hollandaise. (via The Brunch Monster)

2. End of Summer Empanadas: We’re not going to get technical vis-a-vis the name and the fact that it’s not quite summer, because we can’t think of a better way to celebrate its arrival than poblanos, sweet corn and fresh tomatoes in a dough pocket. (via Kitchenette)

3. Poblano Jack Beer Bread: Peppers, cheese, beer and bread — four of our favorite food groups. Plus, there’s no messing with yeast or raising times, yet it still looks and tastes impressive. (via Annie’s Eats)

4. Best Baked French Fries With Ancho Ketchup: It’s a rare occasion when a condiment is so good it can steal the show. This is that occasion. (via Scarletta Bakes)

5. Poblano Carnitas on Goat Cheese Polenta: This high-class Tex-Mex dish doubles as entertainment fare and sit-on-the-couch-in-your-PJs level comfort food. Sign us up. (via In Sock Monkey Slippers)

6. Roasted Cherry Couscous and Brie Stuffed Poblano Peppers: And now we come to one of the almost-Rellenos, albeit one that might make your abuelita raise her eyebrow, like WHAT?! That is, until she tastes it. (via Half Baked Harvest)

7. Black Eyed Pea Mole Cakes With Blackberry Mint Salsa: This unlikely combo of ingredients creates one delicious dinner. Or dessert. Or breakfast. Bonus? This recipe is vegan! (via Keepin’ It Kind)

8. Charred Corn and Avocado Quinoa Salad: Poblanos may play a supporting role in this dish, but we love the idea of charring them. We also love meals we can make for dinner and feel good about eating for lunch the next day. (via Two Peas and their Pod)

9. Poblano Burger: Holy smokes. We figured a burger would pop up somewhere along the way, but we were not expecting this beaut. There’s espresso-infused balsamic vinegar in the burger, not to mention in the bacon you put on top. That, with the mild bite from the poblanos and the rich cheese, has us singing for our supper. (via Curt McAdams of Livefire Photography)

10. Crispy Pepper Rings: Onion rings get a face lift and a new accessory with an accompanying Sriracha-horseradish mayo dip. (via Tablespoon)

11. Poblano Pizza: A beautifully minimalist Mexican pizza with queso fresco, cilantro, ancho chile powder and fresh poblanos, of course. (via Nikki Dinki Cooking)

12. Portobello and Poblano Enchiladas: While vegan-friendly, these enchiladas are pleasing to all palates, especially when you serve them with smoky poblano queso. (via Blissful Basil)

13. Chickpea Stuffed Poblano Peppers With Smoky Tomato Sauce: This dish gets an Indian twist with ginger and garam masala, and it’s gluten-free! (via Vegan Richa)

14. Roasted Poblano Pesto: Spice up your pesto with poblanos, and then serve it alongside fresh salsa and tortilla chips. (via CaliZona)

15. Roasted Pork Sandwich: This is another of those recipes that seems so strange, you know it just has to be delicious. It’s a roasted pork sando with semi-normal toppings like mustard, poblanos and cheddar. And also cantaloupe. Yup, cantaloupe. (via It’s Just Chicken)

16. Roasted Nectarine, Jalapeño and Brie Stuffed Poblanos: We’re just going to take a stab in the dark and say poblanos pair well with rich, creamy, cheeses and fruit. Especially when this dish is described as “a fiesta in your mouth.” (via Eats Well With Others)

17. Spicy Mac and Cheese With Chorizo and Poblano Peppers: Please get out of our way as we rush to whip this up. You’ll never want Kraft again. (via Cooking for Keeps)

18. Roasted Peppers and Cheese Tamales: These tamales come wrapped with cheese, poblano and Anaheim peppers in a banana leaf. Though a bit of a time commitment, they make a fun and delicious weekend project. (via Inspired Taste)

19. Sourdough Grilled Cheese With Poblanos, Cheddar and Curried Brown Butter: Did we mention how much we love cheese? There are so many good things in this sandwich we can’t even handle it. (via How Sweet It Is)

20. Ancho Chile Margarita: We’re already brainstorming how to incorporate this chile lime simple syrup into other cocktails, but a frosty margarita seems perfect for the beginning of summer. (via Kitchen Konfidence)

21. Dark Chocolate Cake with Chile-Chocolate Buttercream: Oh yeah, we went there. This is basically Mexican hot chocolate in cake form. Try not to eat it all in one sitting. (via A Farmgirl’s Dabbles)

So… how long is it until lunch? Which recipe will you make first? Let us know in the comments!