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Potaje de Garbanzos (Cuban Chickpea Stew)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dry cooking wine (can skip if you don't have it)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 3 teaspoons adobo seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup cooked smoked sausage (can also use chorizo)

Directions

  1. Slice sausage lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Brown sausage about 5 minutes. Stir in onion; cook 5 minutes. Stir in chickpeas, tomato sauce, and wine. Season with oregano, garlic, adobo and pepper to taste. Simmer, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes.
  3. For better flavor place in slow cooker and allow to soften 1 hour or more is preferable.