Stuffed Poblano Chiles with Walnut Sauce and Pomegranate Seeds
Stuffed Poblano Chiles with Walnut Sauce and Pomegranate Seeds
  • prep: 2 hr
  • cook: 3 hr
  • total: 5 hr
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  • Summary

    Chiles en nogada You've never had stuffed peppers like these. Flavorful pork shoulder, along with fruit—dried and fresh, the perfect fall combination—make this filling unlike any other. Traditionally, new-crop walnuts formed the basis for this sauce. Their skins are very bitter, so they are always peeled, which isn't necessary with regular walnuts.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 lb boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (1/2-inch-thick) crosswise slice white onion
    • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
    • 1 sprig fresh thyme
    • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (about 3 large cloves)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil
    • 2 lb fresh tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped, or 1 (28-oz) can whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped, with juice
    • 2 Turkish bay leaves or 1 California
    • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick (preferably Mexican)
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar, or to taste
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1 small peach
    • 1/3 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup raisins
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts
    • 1/3 cup diced (1/3 inch) peeled green apple
    • 1/2 cup diced (1/3 inch) peeled very ripe (black) plantain or firm banana
    • 1 1/2 cups walnut halves (5 oz)
    • 3/4 cup slivered almonds (2 1/2 oz) plus additional if necessary to thicken sauce
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk plus additional if necessary to thin sauce
    • 6 oz queso fresco or very mild soft goat cheese, crumbled (1 1/2 cups)
    • 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 8 large fresh poblano chiles (2 lb total), roasted and peeled
    • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 547 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 31.08%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 12.88%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6 mg 1.88%
    • Sodium: 707 mg 29.47%
    • Calcium: 170 mg 17.04%
    • Potassium: 582 mg 16.62%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.87%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 86 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 31.28%
    • Sugar: 23 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 47.06%
    • Vitamin C 63.64%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables4
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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