This recipe appears in:Grilling: Chorizo Stuffed Poblano Peppers
About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment each Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, minced
- 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
- 2/3 pound raw Mexican chorizo, removed from casings
- 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
- 2 medium roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/3 cup Mexican crema, or sour cream
- 1/4 grated cotija cheese
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 large poblano peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- Type of fire: two-zone indirect
- Grill heat: medium-high
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add in onion and sauté until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in chorizo, breaking sausage into small pieces with a wooden spoon, and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
Add rice, tomatoes, crema, cilantro, and cotija cheese to bowl with meat mixture and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon mixture into cavities of split poblanos and top with pepper jack cheese.
Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange the coals on one side of the charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover gill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place poblanos on cool side of grill, cover, and cook until cheese has melted and poblanos have softened, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from grill and serve.