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Beef and Plantain Chiles Rellenos

Beef and Plantain Chiles Rellenos recipe
photo by:kraft
Treat your family to these luscious cheesy plantain- and beef-stuffed poblanos. This Mexican-inspired main-dish is easy to make for any weeknight yet pretty enough to more
20 min
35 min
8 servings
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What You Need

slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
small  plantains, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
lb.  lean ground beef
can   (8 oz.) tomato sauce, divided
cups  KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
large  poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and deveined

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

COOK and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving drippings in skillet; set bacon aside. Add plantains to drippings in skillet; cook and stir 5 min. or until golden brown. Transfer to bowl.

BROWN ground beef in same skillet. Stir in 1/4 cup tomato sauce. Bring to boil; remove from heat. Stir in bacon, plantains and 3/4 cup cheese; spoon into chiles. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish. Top with remaining tomato sauce and cheese.

BAKE 15 min. or until chiles are heated through and cheese is melted. Serve topped with sour cream.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
Serve with a side of hot cooked rice to round out the meal.
How to Roast, Peel and Seed Poblano Chiles
Place chiles on rack of broiler pan. Broil until skins are charred or covered with black blisters, turning occasionally. Place hot chiles in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Let stand 10 min. Remove chiles from bag. Remove peels, being careful not to break the flesh. To remove the seeds, make vertical cut in each chile. Remove small cluster of seeds attached to the base.
How to Make it a Skillet Dish
Roast, peel, seed and devein chiles; cut into strips. Cook bacon and plantains as directed; set aside. Brown ground beef in skillet; stir in all the tomato sauce; simmer 10 to 12 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon, plantains, chiles and 3/4 cup cheese; cook until mixture is heated through and cheese is melted, stirring frequently. Top with remaining cheese and sour cream.
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