Pulled Pork Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Pulled Pork Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Chiles

I love Mexican food and try to fix some type of Mexican dish at least once a month.  On a weekend where I was craving Chile Rellenos, I decided to tweak my recipe a bit and stuff the chiles with slow-cooked pork shoulder I fixed in my slow cooker – boy was it a winning dish and simple to make!


  • 4 large Poblano peppers
  • 2 cups Troegs Braised Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder, shredded with two forks
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Roast the Poblano peppers over a flame (or under the broiler) until the skin is almost completely blackened.  Place roasted peppers in a glass bowl and cover with shrink wrap for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the pork, 1 cup of cheese and cilantro.
  3. Peel the skin off the peppers, cut a slit down the long side of the peppers then remove the seeds and most of the veins.
  4. Divide the stuffing into 4 portions, then stuff peppers with the pork mixture – do not overfill.  Secure the opening of each pepper with 1-2 toothpicks.
  5. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs well.  In a separate shallow bowl, add the cornmeal.  Dip each stuffed pepper in the egg mixture then coat with cornmeal.  Place the coated peppers in an oven-proof dish.  Drizzle olive oil over the peppers, sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup cheese then place in the oven to bake for about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve each pepper over Spanish rice with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Makes 4 servings.

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