This Cuban Chickpea dish is both delicious, satisfying so good. A true comfort food. It has a lot of flavorful ingredients such as ham, bacon, Spanish Chorizo, and diced veggies. It can be served on top of white rice or by itself with crusty bread. Either way, trust me, you will not be able to stop eating this garbanzo dish. Enjoy
In a hot skillet fry bacon pieces but not until crisp. Fry until cooked but still soft do not let it get crispy. Remove from pan into a seperate dish.
Next in the hot bacon drippings add the onion, peppers, garlic, cilantro, ham, and Spanish chorizo or pepperoni. Saute all until the onions and peppers are limp.
Next deglaze with the wine stirring well add the chickpeas,the bacon and continue to saute for about another minute.
Now add the tomato sauce, ketchup, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and the seasonings; oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir well continue sauteing over medium low heat until your sauce is somewhat thick. Chickpeas should have a thick sauce and not be soupy or watery. This recipe does not take any water. Continue to stir and cook over a low flame for about 30 minutes. Taste for seasoning salt, then serve over white rice or alone with crusty Cuban or French bread. Pass the table wine Enjoy