Poblano Jack Beer Bread

Annie, Annie's Eats

This tender, buttery beer bread is studded with roasted poblano peppers and Monterey Jack cheese. Roasting the peppers takes just a few minutes and adds a wonderful depth of flavor. I love to serve it with a hearty black bean soup.

Poblano Jack Beer Bread
By Annie
Makes 1 9-inch loaf


2 poblano peppers
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash cayenne pepper
6 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, divided
1 cup beer
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted


Preheat broiler. Place poblanos in metal baking dish and place under broiler. Cook, turning occasionally, until all sides are charred and bubbling, about 20 minutes total. Transfer charred peppers to bowl and cover with foil. Let rest 15 minutes. Meanwhile, lower oven temperature to 375˚F. Transfer peppers to cutting board. Peel away charred skins and discard, along with stems and seeds. Coarsely chop roasted peppers. Set aside.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and cayenne. Whisk to blend. Add chopped poblanos and most of Monterey Jack cheese, reserving portion for top. Toss with fork to combine. Stir in beer, egg and melted butter and mix just until all dry ingredients have been incorporated. Spread batter into lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer pan to wire rack and let cool 10-15 minutes. Gently run knife around edges to loosen loaf. Carefully turn loaf out of pan. Serve warm in thick slices.
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  1. Tami G said:

    What can I substitute for the beer?

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Tami – You should be able to use any carbonated beverage that you would like, keeping in mind that the flavor of the beverage will affect the flavor of the bread. Enjoy!

  2. Madeline said:

    Made this. What a wonderful bread. Tasty