Friday, January 18, 2013

Chili Rellenos Tacos

I think I have already mentioned how much I like Taco Mania in Shreveport, Louisiana. It is so good! I love their Ceviche, Enchilada Suiza and Chili Rellenos Tacos. Today I met my parents over at my sister's to take the new off her new Weber Gas Grill. She got it for Christmas and I got to put it to good use. We re-created a Chili Rellenos Taco Dinner like you would get at Taco Mania. I made the Tacos, Mexican White Rice and Refried Beans. So good! I cooked both chicken and beef, that is how sister orders her plate, one of each. I marinated 1 lb of chicken breast and 1 lb of ribeye steak. I did not use all of the meat in the tacos. I brought a doggie bag home to the pug. She was very happy.






Chili Rellenos Tacos
Serves 4

Ingredients

4 poblano peppers
1-1/2 lb chicken or beef, marinated
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
8 small flour tortillas

Directions

Marinate or season meat of choice 30 minutes before ready to cook. Rub poblano peppers with a little olive oil. Poblanos should be left whole. Place meat and poblanos on the grill. Grill for five minutes on each side on medium high heat. Remove poblanos and cover with plastic wrap. Check meat for doneness and remove from grill. Let meat rest for 10 minutes. Lower the grill temperature to medium low. Peel off the skin of poblanos. Cut poblanos in half from stem to tip, remove seeds,stem and veins being careful not to split open the sides of the pepper. Place a flour tortilla on a sheet of aluminum foil, place a poblano half on top. Fill poblano with meat and cheese, fold tortilla around poblano and wrap in foil. Place foil wrapped peppers back on the grill. Grill until cheese is melted about 5 minutes. Serve.

Tips:     Poblanos peppers with straight stems are “usually” (not always) less spicy than peppers with curved or bent stems. Be sure to remove all seeds and veins to have a milder pepper.

            I marinate the meat in the marinade given below.


         

          
     
          











Marinade

Ingredients

Handful of cilantro leaves, chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp chipotle puree
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 tsp sugar

Directions

Combine all ingredients with a whisk. Pour over meat and marinate 30 minutes or 4 hours. Will make enough to marinate 1-1/2 to 2 lbs of meat.

Linking to:
Carole's Chatter - Food on Fridays: Mexican Food
Taste and Tell Blog: Taste and Tell Thursdays
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
The Chicken Chick: Clever Chicks Blog Hop
Mondays with Countrified Hicks Blog Hop 
Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays

16 comments:

  1. Oh that food looks great, especially with our cold weather. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!



    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks! Kathy, I will keep coming back. Thanks for the opportunity to see all the great blogs out there. Have a great day!

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  2. Love the idea of a relleno taco--quirky and fun. This is my kind of dish! Thank you for stopping in and linking this week.

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    1. Thanks! Michelle, As always, I love your potlucks. Have a great weekend.

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  3. This looks so good! I can't wait to try it. Wish I had ingredients for it right now. I'm putting it on my groc list right now :) Stopping by from My Turn and I'm your new GFC follower too. http://www.familyhomeandlife.com/

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    1. So nice to meet you Connie. Thank you for coming by and following. I hope you enjoy the tacos. I am headed over to see you right now. Have a great day!

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  4. I just sprinkled this post at all my favorite places! Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest:)

    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays and thank you for being one of my Five Faves!!

    Have a super day:)

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    1. No! Thank you for picking my recipe as a fave. You made my day. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Hi There! Came to your blog because Evelyn from My Time (for us) posted your recipe! Looks delicious! A must try! Thank You for posting! I'm pining it and I joined your GFC friends list! Hope you stop by my blog or FB page if if you get a chance. Have a great weekend.
    Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Lizy, I am following you too. Have a great day!

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  6. I found this @ Ms. EnPlace - See ya in the Gumbo I think - Chile Relleno ANYTHING are the most wonderful food and this is no exception. As I"m here - I see so many wonderful recipe! I must follow you and make many of your recipes!

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    1. Thank you! Kelli, Love Ms. enPlace! One of the first places I started sharing recipes. Please let me know if you like any recipe you try. I am your new follower too! Have a great day!

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  7. These look great. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will try this for sure. New follower here from the Countrified Hicks blog hop.

    Michele @ http://lovejoyjunction.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for coming over and for following! Let me know what you think of the tacos. I love feedback. Headed over to Love Joy Junction now. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Denise, thanks for joining in the fiesta fun on carole's chatter. Ole!

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  9. Oh, yummy! :) Look at those tacos!!! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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