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Easy Stuffed Poblano Peppers

stuffed poblano pepper

Easy, baked southwest stuffed peppers with ground beef with bold, savory flavors served on top of a bright and colorful cilantro sweet potato and cauliflower rice.

Southwest Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican, Southwest
Servings: 2


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • sheet pan
  • saute pan


  • 2 each poblano peppers (cut in half, seeds removed)
  • 12 oz lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup red onions (diced)
  • 8 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 4 oz diced green chiles (drained)
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups sweet potato and cauliflower rice (recommend Green Giant's brand)
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  • Arrange the poblano peppers in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake for 10-15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, add oil to a pan on medium high heat and saute the onions until they soften
  • Next, add the ground beef and season with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Continue to saute for about 5 to 8 minutes until the meat is browned and cooked through
  • Then, stir in the roasted diced tomatoes and diced green chilies
  • Heat the sweet potato and cauliflower rice in the microwave according to the packaged instructions
  • Once the peppers have cooked from the oven, let them cool for a few minutes and carefully spoon in the ground beef mixture into each pepper half
  • Serve the stuffed peppers on top of the sweet potato and cauliflower rice
  • Garnish with fresh diced tomatoes and chopped cilantro


Note: Feel free to add additional toppings such as shredded cheese, guacamole, or sour cream. You can also add beans, corn, or other veggies to your ground beef mixture. 

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