Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers

These Stuffed Poblano Peppers are the perfect way to mix things up for Taco Tuesday! They’re delicious, low carb, and take under 30 minutes to make. So basically you have zero excuses to NOT make them.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers Wide

#feast-advanced-jump-to {z-index:999;border:none;opacity:0.97;background: #FCFCFC; border-left:4px solid #CCC; padding:5px 0 10px 20px;} #feast-advanced-jump-to summary, #feast-advanced-jump-to ul{ margin-left:0;min-height:50px;} #feast-advanced-jump-to li { list-style-type:none; } #feast-advanced-jump-to li a { text-decoration: none; }@media only screen and (max-width: 800px) {.single h2 { display: block; position: relative;padding-top:83px;margin-top:-83px;}}

Jump to:

Why You Need To Make These Stuffed Poblano Peppers For Dinner Tonight

If you love Mexican food and you’re tired off just getting tacos on Taco Tuesdays, have I got a recipe for you!

These Stuffed Poblano Peppers are overflowing with delicious taco meat and cheese and are the perfect way to take a break from the norm of tacos and burritos.

This recipe is wonderfully tasty, super easy to make and is easily one of my favorite Mexican keto recipes.

I know, making Stuffed Poblano Peppers doesn’t necessarily sound like an easy dinner option, but I’ve got a few short cuts and tips to make this an easy dinner option you won’t want to miss out on.

You can have this whole recipe finished from prep to being done cooking in under 30 minutes!

If that isn’t enough reason to make this for dinner tonight, did I mention that this recipe is low carb as well?

These keto Stuffed Poblano Peppers make a fantastic Mexican keto recipe for those nights you’re craving Mexican food.

At only 7 grams of carbs per serving, you can enjoy this keto meal completely guilt-free. Now let’s get cooking!

Are Poblano Peppers Hot?

If you know anything about me, you probably know that I like things spicy. I personally don’t find poblano peppers to be hot. However, if you’re sensitive to spice or heat in a dish, you may find them to be spicy.

If you’re worried about the heat level in this dish, or any other pepper dish, it’s always best to remove the seeds before using them in a recipe. This will help to eliminate some of the spice.

How To Make Stuffed Poblano Peppers

1. Move oven rack to 6 inches below the broiler. Preheat broiler on high.

2. Cut poblanos in half and toss with oil. Place poblanos cut side down on a 9-inch round cake pan. Set the timer to 4 minutes. You want to cook these until the outsides are charred and blistered.

Overhead shot of roasted Poblano peppers in a pan.

3. Meanwhile in a 10-inch saute pan on high heat, cook ground beef until it is almost cooked through. Add 1.5 tablespoons taco seasoning. Cook until the beef is cooked through. Mix in chopped cilantro and set aside.

Overhead shot of the ground beef with taco seasoning cooking in a saute pan.

4. Remove poblanos from the oven. Fill each poblano half with ground beef. Top with cheese. Return the poblanos to the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and is bubbly. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired and serve. 

Overhead shot of cooked Stuffed Poblano Peppers with cilantro and lemon off to the side.

Tips And Tricks For Making This Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

  • The trick to getting this done in 30 minutes is to get the poblanos cooking while you get the filling made.
  • You can make up the poblanos and seasoned meat ahead of time and only assemble 1, 2, or all four halves, as needed. 
  • Don’t bother stuffing each poblano. Simply place the roasted poblanos flat in the cake pan. Spread taco meat over the poblanos, top with cheese and cilantro and broil.
  • If you have time, you can roast the peppers whole and stuff them whole. But this way works faster, by just laying them flat and layering them with beef and cheese.
  • Air frying is also an excellent way to roast these peppers. Just cook them for 400F for 4-5 minutes and then check to see if they’re roasted. Cook them for an additional 1-2 minutes if necessary and make sure to spray them with oil before air frying them.
  • You can also cook the Stuffed Poblano Peppers in the air fryer once they’ve been stuffed. Cook them at 350F for 5 minutes.
  • This feeds 4 people with the accompaniments or probably 2 hungry people without the added fat from the sour cream and guacamole.

Do You Have To Peel Poblanos Before Stuffing?

You do not need to peel the poblano peppers for this Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe. Since the peppers are cooked twice (once to roast them and again after they’ve been stuffed), the outer skin becomes quite tender.

You can remove the skin if you’d like as some aren’t fond of the texture, but I prefer not to as they turn out perfectly delicious without doing so.

Looking for something other than peppers to stuff? Try these Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Mushrooms for a delightfully low carb meal instead.

What Can I Do With Poblano Peppers?

One reason I love poblano pepper is because of how much flavor they can add to any dish. Here are a few of my favorite ways to incorporate poblano peppers into some yummy dishes:

  • Stuff them
  • Add them to soup
  • Layer them in a casserole
  • Chop and add them to salsa
  • Add them to fajitas

Looking For More Great Recipes For Taco Tuesday? Check These Out!

So the next time you’re picking a meal for Taco Tuesday, or for tonight for that matter, make these delightfully easy and delicious Stuffed Poblano Peppers!

Stuffed Poblano Peppers Tall

Trust me, you and your family won’t be disappointed in this Mexican keto recipe! And make sure to share this recipe with your friends on Pinterest and Facebook so they can enjoy it as well!

★ Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to give it a star rating below! Just click on the stars in the recipe card to rate. Don’t forget to pin this recipe for later!

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

These Stuffed Poblano Peppers are the perfect way to mix things up for Taco Tuesday! Not to mention they’re low carb and take under 30 minutes to make.

.wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #ffffff; }

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: Beef Stuffed Poblano Peppers, Low Carb Mexican Recipes, Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Servings: 4

Calories: 357kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre
Click on highlighted ingredients or Equipment to see exactly what I use to make this recipe

Ingredients

For Serving (Optional)

Instructions

  • Move oven rack to 6 inches below the broiler. Preheat broiler on high.

  • Cut poblanos in half and toss with oil. Place poblanos cut side down on a 9-inch round cake pan. Set the timer to 4 minutes. You want to cook these until the outsides are charred and blistered.
  • Meanwhile in a 10-inch saute pan on high heat, cook ground beef until it is almost cooked through. Add 1.5 tablespoons taco seasoning. Cook until the beef is cooked through. Mix in chopped cilantro and set aside.
  • Remove poblanos from the oven. Fill each poblano half with ground beef. Top with cheese. Return the poblanos to the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and is bubbly. Garnish with additional cilantro if desired and serve.

Watch The Video

Tips And Tricks For Making This Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

  • You can make up the poblanos and seasoned meat ahead of time and only assemble 1, 2 or all four halves, as needed. 
  • Don’t bother stuffing each poblano. Simply place the roasted poblanos flat in the cake pan. Spread taco meat over the poblanos, top with cheese and cilantro and broil.
  • If you have time, you can roast the peppers whole and stuff them whole. But this way works faster, by just laying them flat and layering them with beef and cheese.
  • Air frying is also an excellent way to roast these peppers. Just cook them for 400F for 4-5 minutes and then check to see if they’re roasted. Cook them for an additional 1-2 minutes if necessary and make sure to spray them with oil before air frying them.
  • You can also cook the Stuffed Poblano Peppers in the air fryer once they’ve been stuffed. Cook them at 350F for 5 minutes.
  • This feeds 4 people with the accompaniments or probably 2 hungry people without the added fat from the sour cream and guacamole.

Get support & connect with our community on Facebook!

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Tried this recipe?Follow @twosleevers and Pin it!

Originally Published February 8, 2020

Try These Other Great Keto Recipes

Don’t forget to check out my other Keto cookbooks.

Keto Instant Pot, Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets, & Treats, and Easy keto in 30 minutes.