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Beef, Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Beef and Cilantro Recipe

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This recipe for Beef, Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Beef and Cilantro, by , is from Nourishing Noshes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Amy Lieberman
Added: Sunday, February 1, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 lb. low fat ground beef
1 tsp. plus 1 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp of your favorite beef seasoning (optional)
2 cans chickpeas, drain and save liquid (or use 4 cups cooked chickpeas and save 2 cups cooking water)
chicken stock to add to chickpea liquid if needed to make 2 cups
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground chipotle chile powder, more or less to taste (or use a diced chipotle chile from a can or other hot sauce)
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish if desired

Directions:
Directions:
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).

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 seasoning if desired. 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.)

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 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.

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.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Makes 4 main dish servings.
This is great for a casual meal. It's a nice, filling, tasty change of pace.

 

 

 

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