Spanish Marlen's Garbanzos Fritos

posted by Marlen 08-25-101 3:58 PM

Marlen’s Garbanzos Fritos (Fried Chickpeas)

3 T olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small can tomato sauce
2 cans garbanzos (chickpeas), drained well
2 chorizos cut up (Spanish, not Mexican) or 1 cup of any cooked sausage, cut into slices or cubes (such as kielbasa)
1 cup pre-cooked ham cubes (boiled or smoked)
Salt, pepper and oregano to taste
1 small can chopped red pimentos, drained well

In saute pan, heat oil and add the onions and peppers until the onions are translucent. Add garlic cloves and tomato sauce. Mix well. Add garbanzos, sausage and ham. Cook, stirring well for about 1-2 minutes, until all ingredients are amalgamated. Season to taste. Add red pimentos. Heat through. Serve over white rice.

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