Chorizo and Rice-Stuffed Poblano Peppers


Spicy chorizo and rice stuffed into poblano peppers and roasted to perfection.

Chorizo and Rice-Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound chorizo sausage

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1 small carrot, grated

  • 1 small stalk celery, grated

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro

  • 1 cup cooked long-grain rice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 4 poblano peppers, halved and seeded

  • ½ cup water

  • cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • cup shredded pepper Jack cheese


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chorizo in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Add tomatoes, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, adobo, basil, and cilantro to the skillet with the chorizo. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add rice and simmer for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat, add fresh parsley, and let rest.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

  4. Stuff each poblano pepper half with the chorizo mixture; lay in the baking dish. Add water to the bottom of the dish. Loosely cover with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until peppers are tender but still firm, about 1 hour. Remove foil and sprinkle peppers with Cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper Jack cheeses.

  6. Turn on the broiler; broil peppers until cheese is brown and bubbly, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

661 Calories
47g Fat
25g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 661
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 61%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1792mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 80mg 399%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 890mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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