Chorizo Recipes

Chorizo and Chick Peas recipe

A simple, hearty and healthy dish that showcases the spicy and smoky flavors of chorizo sausage, this Chorizo and Chick Pea entree is easy to prepare and surprisingly healthy. Serve with crusty french bread and a fresh salad for a balanced meal bursting with seasonal flavors!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ½ lb fresh chorizo, crumbled
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 c. water or chicken stock
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 c. Israeli couscous
  • ¼ c. freshly chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large skillet, over medium heat. Add chorizo and brown, apr. 5 minutes. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent and aromatic. Add cumin, coriander, allspice and chili powder; stir to combine. Remove to a plate and set aside.

  2. Cook couscous. Bring 1 ¼ c. salted water to a boil. Add couscous to boiling water and cover. Simmer 8-10 minutes or until tender. Remove and set aside.

  3. Add tomatoes, chickpeas,and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add chorizo mixture and couscous to skillet and season to taste with salt. Simmer 5-10 more minutes until liquid is absorbed.

  4. Serve hot, sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Author: Catherine Herzog.

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Chorizo and Chick Peas Review by Suzanne on April 20th, 2013:

I made this tonight but I substituted Soyrizo for the Chorizo. This is so easy and tasty to make. I will definately be making it again.

Conversions
lbabout 227g (226.795 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
15 ozabout 425g (425.2425 grams based on 28.3495 grams in an ounce)
cupabout 59ml (59.1475 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)

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Published: November 25, 2011
Average rating of 4.00 stars based on 1 reviews.
Summary: A simple, hearty and healthy dish that showcases the spicy and smoky flavors of chorizo sausage, this Chorizo and Chick Pea entree is easy to prepare and surprisingly healthy. Serve with crusty french bread and a fresh salad for a balanced meal bursting with seasonal flavors!
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