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)
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)
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)
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!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)