Black Bean & Shrimp Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

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Hi Friends!

Just popping in to share a quick recipe with you. These stuffed peppers came about because I had a bunch of leftovers I needed to use up! You may recall that I made these enchiladas last week:

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I only used 1/2 a can of cream of mushroom soup and half a can of enchilada sauce. They’re always so high in sodium that I don’t like to use them very often, and when I do use them in recipes, I try to cut back. So anyways, I had some leftover that I wanted to use up. I also had some leftover quinoa and shrimp in the fridge and I had just bought lots of peppers at Costco. While I was at work, the wheels started turning and I couldn’t wait get home and try out my idea!

Here’s what you do:

Black Bean & Shrimp Enchilada Stuffed Peppers
 
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It doesn’t get much more simple than this recipe. With only 5 minutes of prep work, these stuffed peppers are perfect for dinner in a pinch.
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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • ½ can low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • ¼ c low-fat shredded mexican cheese
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables, diced and thawed
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 8-10 shrimp, cooked and diced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 Tbsp enchilada sauce
  • 4 red peppers

Instructions
  1. Slice the tops off the peppers and pull out the seeds. Slice a little off the bottom if necessary to get them to stand up in a pan.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients except the enchilada sauce in a bowl.
  3. Scoop the mixture into the peppers and top each one with 2 Tbsp enchilada sauce.
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Easy, right? Mix, stuff, bake.

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Eat!

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Aren’t stuffed peppers the cutest?
Bonus:
They’re a great way to eat extra veggies icon smile Black Bean & Shrimp Enchilada Stuffed Peppers

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Enjoy!
–Lindsay–