What happens if you're stranded on a desert island with only a microwave? Do you have to resort to Chef Boyardee for dinner? Nope, you can still have a spicy, cheesy, scrumptious dinner! Don't worry I was skeptical as well when I saw this recipe in an Eating Well cookbook but the microwave actually works brilliantly.
Refried Bean Poblanos with Cheese
4 medium poblano chiles, halved and seeded
1 (16 oz) can fat-free refried beans
1 (8.8 oz) pouch microwaveable cooked long-grain rice (I used Uncle Ben's)
1/2 cup picante sauce (I used salsa instead)
1 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend, shredded
1. Place chile halves, cut side up, on a microwave safe plate. Cover with wax paper and microwave 3 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, combine beans, rice, and picante sauce in a medium bowl.
3. Spoon bean mixture evenly into chile halves. Cover with wax paper and microwave 2 minutes.
4. Sprinkle each chile half with 2 tbsp of cheese. Microwave uncovered until cheese melts (about 1 minute).
Nutrition Information--Approximately 303 calories per serving (2 chile halves), 17g protein, 45.4g carb, 6g fat