Blackened Shrimp and White Bean Chili

Recipe by melissam9
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins




  • In a large saucepan cover beans with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil briskly 5 minutes then remove from heat and let soak 1 hour.
  • Drain and rinse under cold running water. Set beans aside.
  • In saucepan, heat 4 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add chiles, garlic and onion and saute until onion is transparent 5-6 minutes.
  • Add drained beans, broth, tomatillos, oregano, basil, thyme, bay leaf, salt & pepper, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered until beans are tender about 1 1/2 hours adding a little water if necessary to keep beans barely covered.
  • About 1/2 hour before beans are done, stir together 1/2 of butter with chili powder and paprika.
  • Rub butter mixture evenly over shrimp.
  • When beans are done, heat remaining oil & butter over medium high heat (I actually heat this in a cast iron skillet on my outdoor grill).
  • When mixture just begins to smoke, add shrimp & saute until done & slightly blackened 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf from chili and serve in bowls with shrimp and any remaining fresh herbs as a garnish.