Grilled Chorizo-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Grilling

Fire up your grill and get ready for some serious smoke.

Grilled Chorizo-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

These stuffed poblanos build upon the awesomeness chorizo with a mix of fresh, tangy, creamy, spicy, cheesy, meaty flavors.

  • Yield:serves 4
  • Active time: 25 minutes
  • Total time:50 minutes
  • Rated:

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 1.

    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.

  2. 2.

    Add rice, tomatoes, crema, cilantro, and cotija cheese to bowl with meat mixture and mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. 3.

    Spoon mixture into cavities of split poblanos and top with pepper jack cheese.

  4. 4.

    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.