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Beef and Plantain Chiles Rellenos

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8 servings

Treat your family (and yourself) to cheesy beef poblanos. This Mexican-inspired dish tastes dinner-party-impressive—but it's actually weeknight-easy.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving drippings in skillet; set bacon aside. Add plantains to drippings in skillet; cook and stir 5 min. or until golden brown. Transfer to bowl.
  • Brown ground beef in same skillet. Stir in 1/4 cup tomato sauce. Bring to boil; remove from heat. Stir in bacon, plantains and 3/4 cup cheese; spoon into chiles. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with remaining tomato sauce and cheese.
  • Bake 15 min. or until chiles are heated through and cheese is melted. Serve topped with sour cream.

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Serving Suggestion

Serve with a side of hot cooked rice to round out the meal.

How to Roast, Peel and Seed Poblano Chiles

Place chiles on rack of broiler pan. Broil until skins are charred or covered with black blisters, turning occasionally. Place hot chiles in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Let stand 10 min. Remove chiles from bag. Remove peels, being careful not to break the flesh. To remove the seeds, make vertical cut in each chile. Remove small cluster of seeds attached to the base.

How to Make it a Skillet Dish

Roast, peel, seed and devein chiles; cut into strips. Cook bacon and plantains as directed; set aside. Brown ground beef in skillet; stir in all the tomato sauce; simmer 10 to 12 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon, plantains, chiles and 3/4 cup cheese; cook until mixture is heated through and cheese is melted, stirring frequently. Top with remaining cheese and sour cream.


  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 360
Total fat 23g
Saturated fat 12g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 480mg
Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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