If you have read our Day 20 Daily Eats! you know that this meal was a risk. A big risk. On many levels. Why is this a risk? Well, first of all I’ve never made them. Second of all, I’ve never eaten them! Yes, I know, it’s humiliating. I was not the most risky of an eater growing up. I was the kid who went to a mexican restaurant and ordered the chicken strips. Sad. Very sad. As I grew up and matured by leaps and bounds I began trying, and loving, new foods. One food I never did get around to trying was stuffed poblano peppers. Well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. I know not only have made them, I have EATEN them too!
Oh, to get back to my risks. The third reason this meal was a risk? The kids. I am blessed with non-picky-for-the-most-part kids but stuffed poblano peppers? I really was happily trudging along until I took a bit of one and realized DANG, these have a kick to them! Yeah, the kids…it was now an issue of would these be too hot for the kids?!
By the kids third plate each I figured the “too hot” concern had been catapulted out the window. Too hot?! My kids DEVOURED them!!! They couldn’t get enough of them! They’ve even asked me to make the peppers again! I really was is shock.
I told Jeremiah, my 8 year old, that I had been worried that he wasn’t going to want to eat the peppers because they would be too hot and guess what he told me? Oh dear. He said, “Of course they weren’t too hot! Mommy, I AM Mexican, you know?!” These kids…they never cease to amaze me. So long story short, my stuffed poblano peppers were a hit!
And that’s it! Super easy huh?! This is as basic as it gets. This would be one of those recipes that you can play with all day to fancy it up and try new things with. Personally, I like it SIMPLE. The natural flavors from the fresh chorizo, the spiciness of the peppers, and the juicy goodness of the onions and tomatoes make this meal delicious without any extra help. The easy prep work makes this a go-to meal that company will rave about. And it looks pretty too!
To make it easy for the kids to eat I diced up their stuffed peppers. My “chef-in-the-making” son added his specialty topping of mangoes and kiwis to their plates. Made for a beautiful dish.
The “Whole Family” loved them and I have a feeling we will be making our stuffed poblano peppers again very soon.
I know your whole family will enjoy these as much as mine did!