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Chiles Rellenos de Carne Molida

These delicious chiles rellenos de carne molida (peppers stuffed with ground beef) are an easy Mexican dinner the whole family can enjoy. You can make them just in time for Cinco de Mayo! If you enjoy this dish, check out my recipe for rajas con queso. next.

chile relleno de carne molida and rice on a white plate.

These chiles rellenos are not fried like traditional Mexican style stuffed peppers which makes them so much better for you.

Though not fried they’re still super flavorful and yummy! Oh and since they’re not fried they’re also so much easier to make. And less messy!

What kind of chilies do you use for Chiles rellenos?

Poblano peppers are the most popular but Anaheim peppers are another great option.

If you’re wondering what the difference is between the two, check out this guide.

What is the difference between a Chile relleno and a Chile poblano?

A chile relleno is a “stuffed pepper” and a Chile poblano is a “poblano pepper”.

Ingredients needed

  • ground beef
  • poblano peppers
  • white onion
  • garlic cloves
  • roma tomatoes
  • serrano pepper
  • cilantro
  • canned corn
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ground cumin
  • chicken bouillon
  • Mexican oregano

How to make chiles rellenos de carne molida

Wash and dry the peppers. Place them on a foil lined baking sheet.

poblano peppers on a baking sheet.

Broil the peppers for about 10 minutes. Then remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn the peppers over.

Continue to broil the peppers for about 8 more minutes or until they look like the photo below.

Then transfer the peppers to a plastic bag to sweat for about 20 minutes.

broiled poblano peppers.

While waiting on the peppers to sweat we can start working on the filling.

Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef to the skillet.

Break up and crumble the ground beef with a spatula.

Once the meat is halfway cooked through, add the diced onion and minced garlic.

Season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for a few more minutes or until the ground beef is cooked through.

browning ground beef in a skillet.

Then add the drained canned corn to the skillet and stir.

cooked ground beef and corn in a skillet.

Transfer the ground beef and corn mixture to a large bowl.

Leave about 1 tbs of grease in the skillet.

Add the chopped cilantro to the bowl and mix well. Now let it cool.

a glass bowl filled with ground beef and corn.

Once cooled, add the shredded mozzarella cheese to the bowl and mix well.

ground beef, corn and shredded cheese in a glass bowl.

Now it’s time to peel and seed the roasted peppers. Peel them carefully as they’re very fragile.

After peeling, make a slit in the chilies and scoop out the seeds.

roasted and peeled poblano peppers.

Stuff the peppers with the ground beef filling. Set aside.

Chiles rellenos de carne molida on a baking sheet.

Cut the tomatoes into chunks and add them to the blender along with the serrano pepper, onion piece, garlic clove, ground cumin, chicken bouillon and oregano.

Blend until smooth. Heat up the skillet with the little bit of grease that was left in it over medium heat.

Once hot, add the salsa and let cook for a few minutes.

salsa in a skillet.

Then place the stuffed poblano peppers in the skillet with the salsa.

Cover and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

chiles rellenos de carne molida in salsa in a skillet.

What to serve with stuffed poblano peppers?

Some great sides to serve alongside these easy ground beef chiles rellenos are Mexican rice, beans or fideo Seco.

a ground beef stuffed poblano pepper and rice on a white plate.

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Chiles rellenos de carne molida recipe

Ground beef stuffed poblano peppers are such a delicious meal that will impress your friends and family.

It’s a pretty easy meal to make especially considering that there’s no frying involved.

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ground beef chiles rellenos and rice on a white plate.
a ground beef stuffed poblano pepper and rice on a white plate.
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Chiles Rellenos de Carne Molida

Chiles rellenos de carne molida are an easy and delicious Mexican recipe for poblano peppers stuffed with ground beef.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chiles rellenos de carne molida, stuffed poblano peppers
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 102 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 1 1b ground beef
  • 8 poblano peppers
  • 1/2 white onion 1/4 diced for the ground beef 1/4 for the sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 6 roma tomatoes
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8.5 oz canned corn drained
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 3/4 tsp Mexican oregano

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the poblano peppers. Then place them on a foil lined baking sheet.

  2. Broil the peppers for 10 minutes. Then remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the peppers over and continue broiling for another 8 minutes.

  3. Transfer the peppers to a plastic bag to sweat for about 20 minutes.

  4. Heat up a skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef. Use a spatula to break up and crumble the ground beef.

  5. Once the ground beef is halfway cooked through add the diced onion and 1 minced garlic clove.

  6. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for a few more minutes or until the ground beef is cooked through.

  7. Add the drained corn to the skillet and stir.

  8. Transfer the ground beef and corn mixture to a large bowl. Leave about 1 tbs of grease in the skillet.

  9. Add the chopped cilantro to the bowl and mix well. Let the mixture cool.

  10. Once cooled add the shredded cheese and mix again.

  11. Peel the poblano peppers carefully. Then, make a slit in the peppers and scoop out the seeds and discard.

  12. Stuff the peppers with the ground beef filling and set aside.

  13. Cut the tomatoes into chunks and put them in the blender along with the serrano pepper, 1/4 onion, garlic clove, ground cumin, chicken bouillon and oregano. Blend for a couple minutes or until smooth.

  14. Heat up the skillet with the grease over medium heat. Once hot add the blended salsa. Cook for a few minutes.

  15. Then place the stuffed peppers in the skillet with the salsa. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

  16. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chiles Rellenos de Carne Molida
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 388mg11%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 979IU20%
Vitamin C 104mg126%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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