Poblanos Stuffed with Black Beans
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. For sauce, in a blender or food processor combine tomatoes, half of the chopped onion, the jalapeno, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Pour sauce into a 3-quart rectangular baking dish.
- In a large bowl combine black beans, three-fourths of the cheese, the water, cornmeal, the remaining chopped onion, the cumin, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and the black pepper (mixture may appear wet but will firm up during baking).
- Stuff each poblano half with about 1/2 cup of the bean mixture. Place filled poblanos on top of the sauce in baking dish. Spoon the remaining bean mixture over the poblanos. Cover dish tightly with foil.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle the remaining cheese over all. Bake, uncovered, about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted. If desired, garnish with cilantro.
From the Test Kitchen
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Nutrition Facts (Poblanos Stuffed with Black Beans)
- Per serving:
- 312 kcal cal.,
- 10 g fat
- (5 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 3 g monounsatured fat),
- 25 mg chol.,
- 1033 mg sodium,
- 44 g carb.,
- 9 g fiber,
- 4 g sugar,
- 19 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet