Calabacita Stuffed Peppers

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Calabacitas is a traditional Mexican dish that consist in sauteing onions, garlic, corn, tomatoes and of course, calabacitas. There are a couple of very popular dishes using this method like “Calabacitas con puerco” (diced pork) and calabacitas con pollo (chicken) but today it’s going to be all about the veggies.

Traditional Calabacitas don’t have any cheese or spinach in it but since this is going to be my main dish, a little protein is always a good idea.

What you need to make Calabacita Stuffed Peppers

Peppers: Anaheim, Hatch or Poblano. (I used Anaheim)

Calabacitas or Mexican Zucchini





Roma tomatoes

Mexican Oregao

Monterrey Jack cheese (or any mild melting cheese)

Helpful Tips

Calabacitas are traditionally served with Rice, beans and simple green salad; however, this dish is perfectly delicious on its own. To me, the best way to eat is with a good charred, corn tortilla.

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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