Grilled beef stuffed poblano peppers. Ground beef cooked with chili powder, corn and salsa verde stuffed into poblano peppers and topped with melted cheese.

Grilled Beef Stuffed Poblano Peppers are prepared entirely on the grill  so you can keep the kitchen cool by taking the heat outside. Mexican food is the ideal cuisine to make for summer grilling and entertaining.

Grilled beef stuffed poblano peppers on a pewter plate

There’s nothing worse than being inside when entertaining and all your guests are outside enjoying themselves. These grilled beef stuffed poblano peppers will get you out of the kitchen and mingling with your guests and you can even get them involved in the preparation and cooking.

 A meaty cheese bite on a fork

Another plus to this recipe is, it can be transported. Yes, home grilled food to-go. If you are having a Labor Day BBQ, tailgating, picnicking, whatever your plans are for the final weeks of summer, you can make this dish then pack it up and take it with you.

Ground beef and corn cooking in a cast iron skillet on a grill

It’s all about the easy when it comes to this recipe, which is exactly what you want when you’re entertaining. Ground beef, onions, garlic and corn are cooked in a skillet right on the grill. The peppers are cut in half and filled with a delicious mix of the ground beef and salsa verde.

Depending on the size of your peppers (this day, my peppers were 5 inches long and about 3 inches wide), you may need 4 whole peppers.

Add cheese to the beef stuffed poblano peppers

Top with grated cheese

I made my own homemade grilled salsa verde that is so good! The last step is of course adding Monterey Jack cheese and letting it get all warm and melted on the grill. I just made my mouth water because I know how good these are and you should too.

An image from above 2 peppers on a pewter plate

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Yield: 4

Grilled Beef Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Grilled beef stuffed poblano peppers on a silver plate

Poblano peppers are cut in half and fulled with ground beef corn and spices, topped with melted cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound (453 grams) ground beef
  • 1 small or 1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 1 cup (173 grams) frozen corn
  • 4 tablespoons salsa verde
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cilantro chopped
  • 2 poblano peppers, cut in half and seeds removed (if your peppers are smaller you may need 4)
  • 2 cups (125 grams) Monterey jack cheese, grated


  1. Preheat outdoor grill on high. When very hot, place a cast iron or heavy skillet on the grill and add vegetable oil. Add beef and cook until starts to brown then add the onions and cook until they soften.
  2. While the beef and onions are cooking, place the peppers, cut side down on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes, remove and set aside.
  3. Stir in the garlic, salt, chili powder and corn to the beef and onions, cook for 2 minutes then add the salsa verde and 2 tablespoons cilantro, mix well to combine.
  4. Stuff the pepper halves with the cooked beef mixture and top with Monterey jack cheese.
  5. Place the peppers back to the grill, skin-side down and cook until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve warm top with the remaining teaspoon of cilantro with your favorite sides.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 196Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 32mgSodium 998mgCarbohydrates 11gProtein 11g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.

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