Cumin Gouda-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Wisconsin Cheese Cumin Gouda-Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes


Chipotle Tomato Sauce:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gouda can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Cut poblano peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over both sides of peppers; season with salt and pepper. Place peppers cut side up on prepared pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer sausage to a bowl. Wipe out the pan.
  4. Warm remaining olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion and red bell pepper; cook and stir for 4-6 minutes or until tender. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the black beans, tomatoes, chipotle peppers and cumin. Stir in sausage. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes longer or until heated through. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly. Stir in 1 1/2 cups gouda.
  5. Spoon sausage mixture into peppers. Transfer peppers to baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining gouda. Bake for 5-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Chipotle Tomato Sauce:

  1. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add tomato paste; cook and stir for 1 minute longer. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually add chicken broth and tomato sauce. Whisk in chipotle peppers and cumin. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 7-10 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 2 cups, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat. Stir in butter until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve peppers with sauce and naan.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Discover the fresh spices in this unique gouda. It has just the right amount of flavor from whole cumin seeds and spicy heat from chili flakes. Try cumin gouda melted in your favorite recipes or as a table cheese sided with water crackers. Savor this specialty paired with a sweeter white wine, such as Riesling.

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