Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Roasted Poblano Peppers and Cheese Tacos

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with United Soybean Board and DiMe MediaHowever, all opinions expressed are my own. 
Mexican Food.

Roasted Poblano Peppers with cheese tacos

Poblano peppers are usually roasted when used in many dishes, but there are few recipes that don’t require them to be roasted.  When cleaning roasted peppers, rub a little cooking oil between your hands, in order to avoid the burning sensation that hot peppers can cause in your hands. You can also just use plastic gloves if you’re not used to handling peppers. As I was growing up helping out in the kitchen, my mom would always remind me to use the oil. But unfortunately, these days peppers don’t seem to be as hot as they used to be. (Check the video below for the recipe on my new YouTube Channel).

This is a recipe that my family loves for brunch, and, as in many of my recipes, I use vegetable oil. Did you know that vegetable oil is actually Soybean oil? Soybean oil offers many benefits and has a neutral flavor that helps me create some of my favorite traditional meals without compromising taste. Even my mom uses soy bean vegetable oil for cooking, and perhaps you also already use it in your kitchen. Check your pantry and read the ingredients label on the products you usually use to cook.  It’s one of the most versatile ingredients. Soybean oil accounts for approximately 57% of edible oils used in homes!

Enjoy the recipe!


  • 1 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of white onion, sliced
  • 2 Poblano pepper strips, already roasted and cleaned
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of Mexican Queso Fresco, cut into cubes
  • 6 corn tortillas

TO SERVE:  your salsa of choice

Roasted Poblano peppers with cheese

  • The queso fresco (cheese) is added at the last minute, in order to avoid melting it.
  • If you don’t find queso fresco, you can use feta cheese.

1.     Heat oil at medium-high heat in a frying pan
2.     Add onion and sauté for about 2 minutes
3.     Stir in the Poblano pepper strips then cook for 3 more minutes.
4.     Season with salt and pepper. 
5.     Just right before serving, add the Queso Fresco.

To serve, divide into warm corn tortillas and add your favorite salsa. Enjoy!

Soybean oil is a perfect choice for family cooking for many reasons: it serves a principal source of omega-3s which can help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease, it has 0g trans fats per serving, and is a great source of vitamin E, which prevents cell damage that may lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Additionally, it contains unsaturated fats, which when used to replace saturated fats, may help lower cholesterol levels.

 And, some big news for you and a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize!  
Poblano pepper with cheese

In celebration of its new Spanish language micro-site, the United Soybean Board invites you to make a video sharing your favorite recipe using soybean oil and upload a link for a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize or one of five $1,000 runner up prizes.
Visit this link to enter, 

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Mely Martinez


  1. Why cubed cheese? I will make this but use shredded cheese instead. Really like all your recipes, thanks for posting. I live in Merida, Yucatan, Mx so I do a lot of Mexican cooking and I really like spicy. My biggest hit with my friends is crispy fried fish tacos, so good!

  2. Hello arkie123100,

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. There are many ways to prepare roasted poblano strips. One is using a melting cheese as you mention, it could be Oaxaca or the mexican manchego. Other ways is just with salsa or mexican cream. But this recipe is very popular in central states of Mexico, particular in the state of Michoacan. I hope to try it! Happy cooking!


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