Poblano Chili Mac

Author: SallyK / Date: 2013-08-21 @ 02:55 pm / Print Me! /
Tags: Legumes / Pasta and Noodles / Peppers / Vegan Recipes /

I have been making chili mac for many years, ever since living in a border town in Texas. I have posted my standard chili mac recipe earlier, but this new recipe contains roasted poblano peppers (sometimes called 'pasillas'). So good! Poblano Chili Mac

Serves 4.


  • 1 c uncooked small elbow macaroni
  • 2 large poblano peppers
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 2 c fresh tomatoes
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 c boiling water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-15 oz can vegetarian ranch beans


  1. Prepare ingredients: Roast peppers over flame until charred; remove seeds and chop coarsely. Coarsely chop onions and tomatoes. Mince garlic.
  2. Fry onions in butter in a large pot until translucent.
  3. Add garlic, frying for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Add peppers, beans, bay leaf, salt, water, and dry macaroni. Stir well.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover pot. Cook until macaroni is nearly done, stirring frequently (8-11 minutes). Take pot off heat and allow to stand covered 5 minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaf. Serve hot, topped with cheese or sour cream.