Single stuffed poblano on a white plate with sliced avocado on the side.

Carne Asada Stuffed Poblano

Roasted Poblanos stuffed with a creamy mixture of rice, tomato sauce, carne asada, and a layer of refried beans.

Keyword Carne Asada Stuffed Poblanos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Renee Fuentes

Ingredients

  • 3 Poblanos Roasted, Peeled and cut in half with seeds removed.
  • 1 lb Steak Your preference, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Refried Beans Can or Homemade
  • 8 oz Cooked Rice I used the precooked package listed above.
  • 1 Cup Mexican Shredded Cheese Blend or omit for dairy free

Tomato Sauce:

  • 2 Roma Tomatoes Cut in half
  • Small White Onion Just use half of it
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Whole
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken Broth or Water with a 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

Roasting Poblanos:

  1. Broiler Method- Place Poblanos in a baking dish, use the same one that you will be baking them in, and place under the broiler. Rotate each poblano till each side gets charred and blistered. Then remove from the oven and cover the dish with plastic wrap till they become cool enough to handle.

  2. Open Flame Method- If you have a gas grill you can hold the poblano with tongs and roast them over the open flame. Rotate each poblano till each side gets charred and blistered. Then remove from the oven and cover the dish with plastic wrap till they become cool enough to handle.

Tomato Sauce:

  1. Add Roma Tomatoes, half of a small white onion, garlic cloves, and chicken broth to a blender and blend till pureed. If using water then add 1/2 tsp of salt. Taste and add more if needed.

Carne Asada:

  1. I used sirloin steak and diced into small cubes.  Place 1 Tbsp oil on the steak and season with salt and pepper and stir well. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and cook steak, turning to get all the sides. When the beef is done, add rice and tomato sauce mixture. Lower heat and allow to simmer till the rice absorbs some of the sauce. It will still be a little saucy.

Assembling the Stuffed Poblanos:

  1. Once Poblanos are cooled, gently remove the top layer of pepper. You will be left with a soft green skin. Cut the peppers in half, I left the stems on, and remove all of the seeds. Set in a greased baking dish.

  2. Spread a spoonful of refried beans on the poblano, then spoon carne asada rice mixture on top. Sprinkle with cheese or omit for dairy free. Place the stuffed poblanos into the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. To get the cheese browned, turn on the broiler for about a minute or two. 

Recipe Notes

Homemade Beans Recipe

If you don't have Fresh tomatoes, you can make the sauce with an 8oz can of tomato sauce.