You guys know I don’t mind turning on the oven – even if it’s 100 degrees outside.
But I also don’t mind easy recipes. Especially on a crazy weeknight.
This is a five ingredient recipe that will be ready in minutes.
And you don’t even need the oven.
So what will you need?
- poblanos (if you don’t want any spice, use bell peppers!)
- fat-free refried beans
- rice (and yep, the pouch will work just fine – it’s what I used)
- salsa (the recipe calls for picante but truth be told, I used two almost-empty jars of salsa)
- cheddar cheese (I used sharp cheddar – I don’t believe in reduced-fat cheese)
And here’s what you do.
Cut the poblanos in half (lengthwise) and remove the ribs and seeds – that’s where the spiciness lives. Place the poblano halves on a plate (cut-side up) and microwave for 3 minutes.
While the poblanos are cooking, shred your cheese.
In a bowl, combine the refried beans, rice (I went ahead and cooked mine for the 90-seconds before mixing) and salsa.
Spoon evenly into the poblano halves. Top with shredded cheese.
Microwave for one minute or until the cheese has melted.
Dinner is ready.
5 ingredients, 10 minutes.
Can we all just have a moment of silence for the melted cheese?