Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Posted by Lindsey at 8:18 AM
So first on the list is this shrimp and black bean chili. The recipe calls itself a chili, but I would consider it a hearty soup because there is a lot of broth... and it just feels more soup-like. You can serve it with a side of rice if you choose. The rice is good if you're trying to spread the meal out a little further, but I can easily go without it. I think I loved this dish so much because it incorporates some of my favorite ingredients. The shrimp and black beans are a given. But also the onion, tomato and bell pepper are staples when I cook, so I pretty much had everything on hand to whip this up.
Mmm. I'm smiling just thinking about it. :)
Yields 6 servings
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup picante sauce
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 lb cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
cooked brown rice, optional
In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in oil for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in black beans, tomatoes, broth, picante sauce, cumin and basil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Add shrimp (I tossed my shrimp in Season All to give it a little flavor). Simmer 3-4 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with rice if desired.
Source: slightly adapted from Taste of Home 2010 Best Holiday Recipes magazine