Chickpea Chili #Vegan

Charlie doesn’t like chickpeas and I love ’em. So, when he said he was just going to have blah blah for supper, I fixed this.


  • can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • can diced tomatoes or tomatoes with green chilies
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • herbs and spices to taste

Drain a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), reserving the liquid. Heat some oil in a skillet and sprinkle in as much chili powder and cumin as you like. Since Charlie wasn’t eating this, I put in more chili powder than he would have cared for. Turns out, it wasn’t enough. I don’t know what killed the burn, but this was NOT hot.

Meanwhile, to the reserved chickpea liquid, I added dried shallots and Penzeys Sicilian Salad Seasoning


Add the drained chickpeas and cook, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes. Add a little more oil and some flour. Continue cooking for about 5 minutes.

Add a can of diced tomatoes, juice and all. If I had had a can of Ro-Tel, I would have used that and it would have been perfect!

Add the reserved chickpea liquid and cook until all the liquid has thickened.

Serve with avocado slices and sprinkle with cheese (vegan cheese, if you like).

Guess what? Charlie tasted it and said it wasn’t bad! I spiced it up some more at the table and loved it!

I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about a delish mushroom dish.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: It isn’t as hot as expected.



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One thought on “Chickpea Chili #Vegan

  1. pm laberge

    March 26, 2019 at 7:33am

    Well, in my case, I would have added a little ground beef, and maybe a can of condensed veggie soup. One cannot add too many diced tomatoes, as you know. A finely or coarsely chopped onion would have been nice, and a little garlic. (OINK!)

    Charlie, Charlie. Join us on the Chick Pea Side of the Force. You don’t know the power of the Chick Pea Side!

    Must run, before I am suspected of spamming.

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      • pm Laberge

        March 26, 2019 at 6:09pm

        Klik and Kam. Which I have eaten on occasion!
        And Spam the odd time, but the price is far too high as a rule.
        Then too, there are Chicken weiners…… They are Halal!

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  2. Dan antion

    March 26, 2019 at 7:41am

    Hmmm, I have softened my hatred of chickpeas, but only in limited ways. I’m not sure I could do this.

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  3. Jen Wiss-Carline

    March 26, 2019 at 8:03am

    Mmm I’ll give this a try. I read in a recipe book recently that chickpeas in jars are much nicer / creamier, not sure if that would persuade Charlie (I am yet to find them in jars!)

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      Marian Allen

      March 26, 2019 at 8:38am

      I’ve never seen them in jars, either, but I’ll remember to try them, if I do spot any. I’ve never cooked canned ones as long as I did this time, and it really made them nice.

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