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Grilled Pork and Poblano Peppers

My husband and I entertain a lot in summer, and this has quickly become the most-requested dish. I usually serve it with Mexican rice and a tossed salad.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 large poblano peppers
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon aniseed, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)


  • Cut each pepper in half and remove the seeds. Stuff peppers with cheese; set aside.
  • Combine the seasonings; rub over pork. Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat until a thermometer reads 145°, about 15 minutes. Place peppers over indirect heat; cook until peppers are tender and cheese is melted, about 8-10 minutes.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 pepper: 304 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.

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