Adjust rack to top position and preheat over to 425 degrees.
Halve, peel, and thinly slice 1/4 of the onion; dice remaining onion. Quarter lime. Halve poblanos lengthwise; remove stems and seeds. Peel and mince garlic.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine sliced onion, juice from half of the lime, 1/4 tsp sugar, and a pinch of salt. Microwave until onion is bright pink, 30 seconds. Set aside.
In a small pot, combine rice, 3/4 cup water, and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes.
Keep covered off heat until ready to use later.
While rice cooks, place poblanos on a baking sheet and drizzle each half with oil; rub all over to coat. Season with salt and pepper, then arrange cut sides down.
Roast on top rack until browned and softened, 15-18 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, 4-5 minutes.
Add ground beef, garlic and southwest spice; season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes.
Stir in tomato paste, stock concentrates, and 1/3 cup water. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until mixture is slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.
Fluff rice with a fork and stir in 1 tbsp butter. Stir into filling until thoroughly combined; season with salt and pepper.
Once poblanos are done, remove sheet from oven. Carefully stuff halves with up to half the filling (save the rest for serving). Evenly sprinkle with Mexican cheese.
Return to top rack until cheese melts, 3-4 minutes.
Divide remaining filling between plates. Top with stuffed poblanos and as much pickled onion (draining first) as you like. Dollop with smoky red pepper crema and serve with any remaining lime wedges on the side.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (510g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 220 (40%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 24.4g||33 %|
|Saturated Fat 10.4g||52 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 9.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 3.1g|
|Cholesterol 44.9mg||14 %|
|Sodium 402.8mg||14 %|
|Potassium 703.6mg||19 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 70.3g||21 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4.8g||19 %|
|Sugars, other 65.5g|
|Protein 14.6g||21 %|
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Calories per serving: 547
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