Chickpea and Chorizo Stew- Dinner for 2 in just 30 minutes!

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.

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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.

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You’ll need:

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

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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!

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