Sauteed Chickpeas/Garbanzos

"Posted in response to a request. This is a recipe from my dad's vegan cookbook. My sister used to be vegan, so he made it up for her and the rest of us, if we wanted to try the recipes."
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  • In a large skillet, heat oil and saute onions for 2 minutes, stirring.
  • Add garbanzo beans and saute 7 minutes more, stirring frequently.
  • Add reserved bean and tomato juices, cumin, chili powder, and salt and cook, uncovered, on low to medium heat for 5 minutes to reduce sauce to gravy consistency.
  • Add drained tomatoes, mix well, and serve.

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  1. UmmBinat
    This was good for DD1 (5 years old) and I since it was so simple. I used organic ingredients except for the spices.
  2. mobiledj
    I love simple recipes. This was very tasty and easy to make. It was a hit with our vegetarian household. Thanks.
  3. Kumquat the Cats fr
    Super easy recipe. Hard for me to pass by a great new chickpea recipe. Only thing I regretted was making this with a 15 ounce can of chickpeas and 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes. The original proportions would have been preferable. I accidentally drained the tomatoes without reserving juice, so I added about 1/4 cup V-8 juice to reduce to gravy consistency. Also I used about 1 tablespoon olive oil to reduce fat a bit. Thanks!


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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