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Vegetarian and Black Bean Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos

Kick your weeknight dinner up a notch with these flavor-packed stuffed poblano peppers. Full of protein-packed quinoa and black beans, these peppers are way more than a side dish. Try using dairy-free cheese to make them vegan!

Tasty Team
98% would make again
Vegetarian and Black Bean Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos


for 6 servings

  • 6 large poblano chiles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (340 g)
  • ¾ cup canned black bean (125 g), drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup fresh corn kernels (130 g)
  • ⅔ cup canned tomato sauce (140 g)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro (10 g), plus whole leaves, for garnish
  • ¾ cup shredded monterey jack cheese (75 g)
  • sliced avocado, for serving
  • Lime wedge, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 397
  • Fat 16g
  • Carbs 48g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 16g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with a reusable baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Arrange the poblanos on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skins begin to turn brown and pull away from the flesh.
  3. Meanwhile, make the filling: Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the red onion, season with salt, and sauté for 3 minutes, until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the cumin, coriander, and cayenne and stir to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  4. Add the quinoa, beans, corn, tomato sauce, and lime juice and season with salt. Stir to combine, then cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
  5. Transfer the roasted poblanos to a bowl and cover with a plate or plastic wrap. Steam for 15 minutes.
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9 x 13-inch (22 x 33-cm) baking dish with olive oil.
  7. Peel the skins off the poblanos. Leaving the stem intact, cut a slit lengthwise down each pepper to form a pouch. With a small spoon, carefully remove the seeds. The poblano flesh will be delicate—it’s fine if it tears a bit.
  8. Lay the peeled poblanos side by side in the prepared baking dish. Stuff each pepper with about ½ cup of the filling. Top each pepper with 2 tablespoons of Monterey Jack cheese.
  9. Bake the stuffed peppers for 15-20 minutes, until the filling is completely warmed through and the cheese is melted and beginning to brown.
  10. Garnish the peppers with cilantro leaves and serve with avocado slices and lime wedges alongside.
  11. Enjoy!
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Vegetarian and Black Bean Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos