Chiles Rellenos

These Chiles Rellenos are a colorful twist on a Mexican classic made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, poblano peppers, queso fresco, walnuts and dried cranberries.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins


  • 2 bags Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco, divided
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • This colorful vegetarian recipe is as delicious as it looks and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering.

    Step 1

  • Preheat broiler. Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Place the peppers on a baking sheet and place under broiler. Char skin on all sides. Remove peppers and place in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to steam for 5 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Switch oven to 400°F.

    Step 4

  • Once cool enough to handle, peel charred skin from peppers. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and discard. Reserve peppers.

    Step 5

  • Toast walnuts in a medium skillet over medium-high heat, about 4 minutes. Remove to a plate and allow to cool.

    Step 6

  • Reduce heat to medium and add oil to skillet. Sauté onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add quinoa, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/4 cup dried cranberries and salt to skillet. Stir to combine.

    Step 7

  • Stuff quinoa mixture into prepared pepper halves. Place peppers in an ovenproof serving dish. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes.

    Step 8

  • Meanwhile, place remaining walnuts, cheese, sour cream and milk in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth. Season with salt, if desired.

    Step 9

  • Drizzle the sauce over the peppers and sprinkle with remaining dried cranberries.

Choose These Chiles!

For anyone who loves Mexican food, this recipe is bound to become a favorite. This vegetarian dish is packed with complementing flavors and is as aesthetically pleasing as it is delicious! Perfect for your next dinner party or a quiet night in with your family, this dish will impress everyone at your table.

While this recipe may look tricky, there’s no reason to worry. Not only is this dish fairly simple to make, it’s also well worth the effort. All you have to do is start by broiling the peppers to soften them, then remove the charred skins and seeds. You then prepare the stuffing and sauce. To do so, start by sautéing the veggies and toasting the walnuts. Then, mix this with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, sour cream, queso and dried cranberries. Next, stuff and bake the peppers and make a quick sauce. In very little time, voilà! Your lovely and delicious dish is ready to serve.


If you are not vegetarian and would like to add meat to this dish, we suggest cutting back on the quinoa and adding ground beef or shredded pork to complement the other ingredients.

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