Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Quinoa, black beans and mexican flavors make the perfect stuffing for my Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers!

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends and happy October!

I’m sneaking in one last “from my garden” recipe before the season closes… Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers.

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

My garden overall didn’t do too great this year, but I’m still going gangbusters with some early fall peppers.

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

Believe it or not, I’m still getting a steady stream of jalapenos, purple bell peppers, chocolate bell peppers, banana peppers and my favorite, poblanos.  It seems to take so long for these plants to reach their peak, but when they do, you have pepper mania!

I know the first frost will zap them shortly, but until then I’m enjoying these beauties.  And the joy of this recipe is you can still get great peppers from your grocery store through the winter.  I made this Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe with poblanos obviously, but you can sub out even bell peppers in the coming months.

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

This recipe takes a little hands on time, but it is worth the effort.  The most tedious part is actually broiling the peppers before you stuff them and peeling off the skin.

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

The stuffing comes together in a sautee pan with quinoa, black bean and easy Mexican seasonings.  I actually keep most of these ingredients stocked in my fridge, so once you get going its pretty easy.

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

It makes great leftovers and reheats well for lunch!

Now let’s just hope that first frost doesn’t happen too soon.  I’d love to make this again before my pepper train ends.


Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers - quinoa stuffed vegetarian meal!/ Running in a Skirt

Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Julie Wunder
Quinoa, black beans and mexican flavors make the perfect stuffing for my Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 217 kcal


  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 cloves
  • 1 15 ounce can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk Mexican cheese blend
  • cooking spray
  • topping: salsa or pico of your choice. You can also do plain greek yogurt or sour cream.


  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Cook quinoa according to package instructions, subbing the broth for the water.
  • Broil poblanos for 10 minutes, flipping once.
  • Reduce oven to 400 degrees.
  • Carefully try to pull any of the skin off the poblanos that is peeling off. Make a slit in the side of the pepper and scoop out the seeds and gills.
  • Over medium heat, saute the onion in the olive oil about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic for 30 seconds at the end, careful not to burn!
  • Add the black beans, chilies, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minute or until well combine. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Carefully stuff the mixture into the peppers and place in a sprayed glass pan. Top with the cheese.
  • Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.
  • Serve with a toppings!


These peppers are great with a side salad or soup!


Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 12gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 938mgPotassium: 649mgFiber: 12gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 659IUVitamin C: 105mgCalcium: 225mgIron: 3mg
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By | 2020-06-23T17:54:58-04:00 October 1st, 2015|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Vegetarian Meals|47 Comments


  1. […] Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers […]

  2. Miz Helen October 7, 2015 at 9:40 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love your Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers, your combination of flavor is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. Sarah October 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Stuffed peppers are always a win! I usually stuff bell peppers, I’m going to have to branch out and try some others like these poblano peppers!

  4. Melissa October 5, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Oh, yum. I want these right now! They look so delicious and you had me at “leftovers for lunch”!

  5. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition October 5, 2015 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Yum! This looks tasty! I’ve been on a Mexican food kick lately so I’ll have to try a version of this soon!

  6. Annmarie October 5, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

    These look AWESOME! My hubby would love them, definitely have to give them a try! Thanks so much for linking up πŸ™‚

  7. Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life October 4, 2015 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious! I love any kind of Mexican meal and poblanos are one of my favorites! Sharing on my Facebook page and pinning as well!

  8. Briana October 3, 2015 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I’m a vegetarian and this looks like something I would love! Yum!

  9. Ourfamilyworld October 3, 2015 at 10:50 am - Reply

    That looks so delicious. I haven’t tried Quinoa, but I heard so much about its many benefits. I have to try this.

  10. valmg @ From Val's Kitchen October 2, 2015 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    My hubby loves peppers. I’ve never heard of chocolate bell peppers before and don’t recall seeing them in stores here – what are they?

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:56 am - Reply

      They are just like any other bell pepper, but brown like chocolate. I’ve never seen them anywhere else, I just found the plant at our local Herb Festival plant sale this spring!

  11. Amber NElson October 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Our garden didn’t turn out very well so this makes me feel a tad jealous. This looks amazing!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

      Don’t be!! I lost all sorts of things this year! It was a bad year for gardens!

  12. harriet October 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    That looks really good. I love hitting my garden for ingredients too.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Such a money and time saver! Great to see you today!

  13. Jess @hellotofit October 2, 2015 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Gahh stuffed poblano peppers are so so tasty! These look like they’d warm me right up during this constant rain πŸ™‚

  14. Scott October 2, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    My youngest won’t eat anything with even a hint of heat to it. So sad, I’m sure she would have loved this one!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply

      You could totally make it with bell peppers and leave out the chilies!

  15. Sam @ PancakeWarriors October 2, 2015 at 10:51 am - Reply

    I had no luck with my pepper plants this year πŸ™ I’m hoping to have better luck next year by putting the plants in the ground instead of in pots. I’m seriously all about some stuffed peppers right now πŸ™‚ These could not be easier and I just love that the peppers are from your garden!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:50 am - Reply

      I had a different recipe planned, but I had to use up my peppers! I had no luck with zucchini of all things. Last year I was growing 2 foot long ones!

  16. Debbie Denny October 2, 2015 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Those Peppers look really good. Our garden did ok this year, but not as well as it had in the past.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:47 am - Reply

      It was a rough year for my garden and I have green thumb!!

  17. Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie October 2, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    This looks DELICIOUS! I love the addition of quinoa in it!

  18. Farrah October 1, 2015 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    My preceptor has the most amazing garden/orchard and has been showing me pictures of all the awesome things that he grows. *-* I think one of em’ = poblano peppers! I wonder if I can convince him to bring some in…*-* These would be so delicious!

  19. These really look delish! My hubs loves stuffed peppers.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Wendy! Hope your taper is going well this weekend πŸ™‚

  20. Runaway Bridal Planner October 1, 2015 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    These look fabulous! So much better than the ones that I buy in the freezer section at the grocery store (ya I am lazy at times, LOL) I am going to try these sometime. My only regret this year is I didn’t grow peppers in the garden.. but next year its back to peppers:)

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

      I didn’t know they sell stuffed peppers in the freezer section! Whoa! πŸ™‚
      Garden peppers taste so much better than the store!

  21. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    This looks so delicious! I’ll take a big plate, please!

  22. Dani @ Dani California Cooks October 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    OMG!! There is a restaurant that I’ve been to where I’ve had a similar recipe, and I’ve always thought to recreate it at home. Looks like you got on that before I did, so I’ll have to try this out! I love poblanos – such an interesting pepper.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

      I love poblanos– so much more flavor than a plain bell! I hope you enjoy it!

  23. [email protected] October 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Stuffed poblano peppers are always my favorite thing to get at Mexican restaurants. These look so much healthier and still so delicious! Bonus: I happen to have all of these ingredients currently on hand! You better believe that we will be having some stuffed peppers this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:31 am - Reply

      That’s the best kind of recipe– the NO shopping one πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy it!

  24. Susie @ SuzLyfe October 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I love stuffed poblanos and stuffed peppers in general. I would killlll to have your garden!

  25. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood October 1, 2015 at 10:02 am - Reply

    These look AMAZING. I love stuffed peppers, but I usually have the “Italian” versions, but this is such a fun twist!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:24 am - Reply

      I love putting a mexican spin on anything :)) Hope you are having a great weekend!

  26. mandikorn October 1, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Im jealous that you grew poblanos, they are my favorite. Our fall garden is slowly growing, my acorn squash are huge and taking over the trellis we built. I seem to do well with anything that vines.

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2015 at 11:21 am - Reply

      That’s great! I don’t have great luck with vines! It’s so funny how different things do well for other people!

  27. Blane Sherer October 1, 2015 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Glad that your garden is still yielding peppers etc for you.
    Nice food shots.

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