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
bacon cut in small pieces before frying
hormel canned ham cut in small cubes, or any good breakfast ham
spanish chorizos sliced in button rounds, or use pepperoni cut small pieces
sweet onion diced
sweet green bell pepper diced
sweet red bell pepper diced
can tomato sauce
red cooking wine ot red table wine
salt and 1/2 tsp garlic powder
ground black pepper
ground cumin powder
fresh garlic smashed or put through garlic press
1In 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.
2Next 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.
3Next deglaze with the wine stirring well add the chickpeas,the bacon and continue to saute for about another minute.
4Now 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