Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Refried Bean Poblanos with Cheese

We've been on a Tex-Mex spree, here's another delicious recipe adapted from one I found on MyRecipes. The gooier and hotter the better. I don't usually cook in the microwave (that's not really cooking- is it??) but this came together so fast for a week night meal I appreciated the quickness.

  • 4  medium poblano chiles, halved and seeded
  • 1  can vegetarian refried beans
  • 1  (8.8-ounce) pouch Uncle Ben's Original Ready Rice
  • 1/2  cup  picante sauce
  • 1  cup  (4 ounces) Vegan Gourmet Nacho Cheese Alternative (or your choice of cheese)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Place chile halves, cut sides up, on a microwave-safe dish. Cover with wax paper; microwave at HIGH 3 minutes.

While chiles cook, combine beans, rice, and picante sauce in a medium bowl, stirring well. (I know it's not pretty, but it is good!)

Spoon bean mixture evenly into chile halves.

Cover with wax paper; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes.  Uncover chiles, sprinkle each half with 2 tablespoons cheese, and microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts.

 Sprinkle evenly with cilantro, if desired.
Be sure to garnish with lettuce, salsa, sour cream (Toffuti) and pickled jalapeno slices. Yummy!


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