Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another winter day, another stew

Chickpea and Bulgur Stew
Last night I thought I'd like to make something today with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), so I put 1/2 cup in the crockpot (not turned on) with water to let them soak over night. This morning I turned it on high, and after a few hours they were softened. I added 3/4 cup bulgur. When the water was pretty much absorbed, I put the stew in a saucepan, and heated it on low. I added 2 cups of my tomato sauce. And that's it. I thought I might sauté a bunch of vegetables and add them, but the taste is so perfect just as it is, I decided not to. There are already onions, garlic, and tomatoes in the sauce. I just love this stuff, and have been 'tasting' it all day. There's bread rising in the oven right now to have with it for supper.

15 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, I often use chick peas but never thought of mixing them with bulgur, what a good idea, this recipe will be turning up chez moi very soon.
    Your heading photos seem to just get more and more lovely, that blue is quite wonderful.
    I hope you still have power in the midst of the storm.

    C.B

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  2. It is just so good! I'm surprised there's any left for supper. :<) Thank you - I've been lucky with the pictures. The deer are amazing. 6:12 pm power still on!

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  3. the stew looks great and I can smell the bread!!

    here's hoping that you don't lose your electricity!! The storm missed us but dropped about 4 inches of the white stuff on us. I'd much rather have that than ice!!

    Thinking of you!

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  4. I agree with C.B. It looks very delicious. I've never cooked chick peas or bulgur wheat but now you've got me curious. It must be very healthy, too.

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  5. That stew looks perfect for a snowstorm. Hope you survived unscathed

    Joanna

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  6. It's mid-morning and you're making me hungry. I could live off of soup and bread - the basics of life. Enjoy!

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  7. Thank you all for stopping by. The stew was great and the storm was small!

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  8. I can smell that from here! Looks fantastic.

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  9. It was great, Colleen - emphasis on was, all gone now.

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  10. Yummy. I love your blog because it contains so many delights!

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  11. Cait, what a nice thing to say! Thank you.

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  12. Ooh,ohh - great idea! I'm going to make this asap as my hubby just found our crock pot!

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  13. We are having a snow day here in midddle of England - I may make this gorgeous looking stew later!!Thanks for sharing it
    blessings - Angela

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  14. Angela, thanks for coming by. Let me know how your stew turns out. Last night we had the "B" one again - http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2009/01/variations-on-stew.html

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