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CREOLE BEANS & SHRIMP


Active Time : 20 Minutes
Total Time : 2 Hour 15 Minutes
Serves : 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons pure vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 16 ounce package dried navy beans (16 ounce) soaked, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2-3 tablespoons Creole seasoning divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined

DIRECTIONS

In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic; sauté until onions are softened (about 3-5 minutes).

Add soaked beans, chicken broth, 1-2 tablespoons Creole seasoning, thyme and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until beans are tender and creamy (about 2 hours).

Season shrimp with remaining 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning; add to beans and continue cooking until shrimp is opaque and cooked through (about 10 minutes).