Recipe courtesy of Elena Besser

Sausage and Cheese-Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Quick-Pickled Red Onions and Radishes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Get ready for a new take on stuffed peppers! Stuffed with spiced ground pork, topped with melty cheese and garnished with quick pickles and cilantro, these poblano peppers are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious! You can swap out the pork for any protein you’d like and use the extra pickles for sandwiches or salads.



  1. Position a rack on the top of the oven and preheat to broil.
  2. Combine the vinegar, sugar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/3 cup warm water in a mason jar. Cover and shake to combine until the sugar and salt dissolve. Add the onions and radishes and set aside. 
  3. Drizzle the oil over the peppers, season with 1 teaspoon salt and arrange on a baking sheet cut-side up. Broil on the upper rack of the oven until blistered and softened, 4 to 6 minutes.  
  4. Mix together the pork, garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin and 2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl. Transfer to a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook, breaking up the pork into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain the excess fat and set aside to cool.  
  5. Stir half of the cheese into the pork. Distribute the mixture evenly in the cavities of the peppers. Top with remaining cheese and broil until melted and bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.  
  6. Top with the pickled onions and radishes. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!