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Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Beef and Cilantro Recipe

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Submitted by stephkorenek

Makes 4 servings



Makes 4 main dish servings, recipe slightly adapted from Mark Bittman's Quick and Easy Recipes from the New York Times

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Beef and Cilantro

1/2 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp Spike Seasoning (0ptional, or use your favorite seasoning for ground beef)
2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cups reduce fat low sodium chicken stock
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chipotle chile powder
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish if desired

Recipe Directions for Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Beef and Cilantro

  1. Drain chickpeas into a colander, saving liquid. Add chicken stock to chickpea liquid to make 2 cups, set aside. (I like to rinse canned chickpeas until no more foam appears because I think it removes some of the undigestable starches, so I rinsed mine after I drained them.)

  2. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large deep frying pan over high heat, then add ground beef, crumbling into pieces as you put it into the pan, and season with Spike Seasoning if desired. Use a metal turner to stir and break up the meat while you start to brown it, about 3 minutes. When meat is fairly broken up, add chickpeas. Keeping heat high, saute meat and chickpeas together until meat is well browned and chickpeas are quite brown and starting to pop, about 10 minutes. (If the mixture starts to stick turn down the heat a tiny bit.)

  3. Add ground cumin, ground chipotle chile powder, and minced garlic and cook a minute more. Add reserved cooking liquid (with added stock if needed to make 2 cups). Scrape the bottom of the pan with turner to loosen any browned bits, season with salt and pepper, then reduce heat and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5-10 minutes.

  4. Turn off heat, stir in chopped cilantro and 1 T olive oil. Taste to see if it needs more salt or pepper, then serve hot.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 78.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
152
Calories from Fat
75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.3g
13%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
51mg
17%
Sodium
621mg
26%
Potassium
264mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
1.1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
17.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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