Stuffed mushrooms come alive with grilled steak and a Mexican cream sauce made with fresh roasted chilies.

  • 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Entrée

Steak-Stuffed Portobello with Creamy Poblano Sauce


  • 2 beef Flat Iron Steaks (about 8 ounces each)
  • 2 fresh poblano chile peppers
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems discarded
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place Poblano peppers and onion slices on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 15 to 20 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill) or until onion is tender and pepper skins are blackened, turning occasionally. Place peppers in food-safe plastic bag; close bag. Set peppers and onion aside to cool.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat each mushroom cap with cooking spray and place on aluminum foil-lined shallow-rimmed baking pan. Bake mushrooms in 350°F oven 15 to 17 minutes or until mushrooms are fork tender.

  3. Remove and discard skins, stems and seeds from peppers. Chop peppers and onion.

    Heat oil in small sauce pan over medium heat. Add poblanos peppers, onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; set aside.

  4. Season steaks with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness.

  5. Increase oven temperature to 400°F. Carve steaks into 1-inch strips. Cut strips into 1-inch cubes. Combine steak and cheese in medium bowl, mixing gently but thoroughly. Evenly divide beef mixture among prepared mushroom caps, mounding as needed. Bake mushrooms in 400°F oven 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  6. Meanwhile, place Poblano mixture in blender container; add 1/4 cup cilantro, lime juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cover; process until smooth.

  7. Divide sauce evenly among 4 plates; top sauce with steak-stuffed mushroom. Garnish with avocado slices and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, if desired.

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