Garbanzo Beans


1 15.5oz can garbanzo beans without the juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon capers
5 green olives with red pepper center
4 garlic cloves cut into small pieces
1 yellow onion cut into small half moon pieces
1/2 green pepper cut into small pieces
2 carrots cut into 1/2″ pieces or 1/2 sweet potato
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 cup of your favorite smoked ham.
1 8oz tomato sauce
2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon black pepper

In a tall medium pan heat the oil over medium and saute the onions, garlic, green pepper until onion turn transparent, about 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the rest of ingredients but broth, cook over medium for 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, stir, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring twice. Serve with white rice on the side. Serves 6

FYI- Garbanzo beans are full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. A 100-g serving of cooked garbanzo beans without salt contains 27.42 g carbohydrates, which helps to create energy; 7.6 g dietary fiber for good heart health and a healthy digestive system; 2.59 g fat; and 8.86 g protein. Garbanzo beans also contain vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. Minerals contained in garbanzo beans are calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.

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