It was cold, wet, and dark outside when I headed home for work tonight. Not much time to get dinner ready for my son and I. Nights like these call for something warm and a little spicy…..Oh! and easy to fix is always a plus.
Chorizo is a Spanish-style dried sausage with a great smokey flavor. Using it with a sweet yellow onion, some red peppers and chickpeas makes for a lovely stew that is ready fast. The flavors mingle quickly and taste pretty good for a 30 minute meal.
olive oil, as needed
1 medium sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 large clove garlic, peeled and pressed
1 cup sweet red peppers
1 tsp ground coriander
6 oz dried chorizo sausage, chopped
14 oz can chickpeas (reserve liquid)
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 Tbs tomato paste
salt to taste
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
In a medium sauce pan, saute onion in olive oil over medium heat for 5 minutes, add garlic, peppers, chorizo and saute for a few minutes more. Add coriander and stir for about 30 seconds. Add chickpeas along with their liquid, red wine and tomato paste and simmer for another 5 minutes. Taste and add salt as desired. Spoon stew into bowls and stir in chopped cilantro just before serving. Serve with hot sauce, if desired. Enjoy!