Tag Archives: Poblano Peppers

Bob Armstrong Chile con Queso

Possibly the best dip or app I've ever eaten. Guac, queso, salsa, sour cream and hiding underneath? A layer of spicy ground beef picadillo!

We seem to be having Cinco de Mayo week rather than just a day here at the Frugal household! Really, the three previous posts are all leading up to this very special recipe, Bob Armstrong’s Chile con Queso. What can I say? This is a masterpiece. I wish I could have gotten this recipe to you before the holiday, but make it anytime or pin it for later!

Bob Armstrong Chile con Queso

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Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Poblanos with Rajas Sauce

With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching I can’t help but think of Mexican cuisine. One of my favorite Mexican meals is a Chili Rellano, but today I wanted to go with just a bit of a fresher version than my old standby, which is absolutely delish, but also is fried. And so my Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Poblanos with Rajas Sauce were born.

Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Poblanos with Creamy Rajas Sauce
Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Poblanos with Creamy Rajas Sauce

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Puerco Con Chile Verde – Pork Green Chili Stew with Tomatillos

from Espino's Mexican Bar & Grill in Chesterfield, Missouri. I restaurant featured on Diner's Drive-Ins & Dives

I’m a bit at a loss as to how to describe this dish; tender chunks of braised pork in a slightly spicy, slightly smoky green tomatillo sauce is descriptive, but somehow doesn’t quite give justice. Guisado de Puerco con Tomatillos or Carne de Puerco en Salsa Verde rolls off the tongue with a bit more flair.

Puerco Con Chile Verde - Pork Green Chili Stew with Tomatillos
Puerco Con Chile Verde – Pork Green Chili Stew with Tomatillos

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Green Chili Breakfast Burritos

these are a staple at our house!

Green Chili Breakfast Burritos. I’m wild crazy about them and so is the whole family – so much so that I have to make extra to send home with guests when they stay over. I love sharing with them, so now I’ll share them with you!

Green Chili Breakfast Burritos
Green Chili Breakfast Burritos

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Chipotle Chicken Chowder

Chupe de Pollo:  a creamy, mild flavored Mexican chicken chowder. It has hominy and lots of veggies.

This Chipotle Chicken Chowder has become a favorite of mine, which is a bit of a shame since someone in my family (no names mentioned to protect the guilty) won’t touch soup. It’s a lovely chowder full of all kinds of goodness: Chicken, potatoes, and hominy all brightened up by poblano, chipotle, cilantro and lime.

Chicken Chowder with Chipotle
Chicken Chowder with Chipotle

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Rajas con Crema Tacos

One of my all time favorite Mexican foods is Rajas – mild Poblano peppers, roasted, cut in strips and in the case of “con Crema” simmered for a few minutes in cream. Often served with cheese mixed in, they can be rich or can be served simply, as shown below.

Rajas Con Crema
Rajas Con Crema

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Chile Rellanos

Chile Rellanos have always topped my list of favorite Mexican/South Western type meals. A mild poblano, artfully stuffed with a mixture of cheeses, dipped in an egg white batter and served over a bed of sweet/sour sauce is something I crave to this day.

Chile Rellanos, Old Fashioned
Chile Rellanos, Old Fashioned

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Chicken (or Turkey) Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce

There’s not much better than an old school Chicken (or turkey) Enchilada: the tortilla wrapped around a creamy filling, napped in an easy Ranchero Sauce. Finished with a sprinkle of cheese, these are truly delicious. The sauce, flavorful (but not hot) gives a sharp contrast to the enchilada, itself. It’s a beautiful thing.

Chicken Enchiladas Rancheros
Chicken Enchiladas Rancheros

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