Rating: 4.48 stars
56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

I developed this recipe after tasting something similar at a local Cuban restaurant. This is a simple and savory stew - delicious over steamed white rice. The seasonings aren't strict measurements so add more of anything to suit your taste.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice sausage lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch slices.

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Brown sausage about 5 minutes. Stir in onion; cook 5 minutes. Stir in chickpeas and juices, tomato sauce, and sherry. Season with oregano, red pepper flakes, black pepper, garlic powder, and adobo seasoning. Simmer, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes (1 hour or more is preferable).

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; protein 24.9g; carbohydrates 40.4g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 51.5mg; sodium 1718.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2008
This was great! I love chic peas and always try to fine a dish to cook them with. The only thing I did was add more garlic powder and half the red pepper called for, I am not to big on spicy hot food and it was just perfect. Husband and kids loved it, made over white rice. This will def. be made again, I might add some other veggies in it next time. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
Add some bay leaves, use fresh garlic, olive oil and instead of smoked sausage, try chorizo. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
Add some bay leaves, use fresh garlic, olive oil and instead of smoked sausage, try chorizo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2008
This was great! I love chic peas and always try to fine a dish to cook them with. The only thing I did was add more garlic powder and half the red pepper called for, I am not to big on spicy hot food and it was just perfect. Husband and kids loved it, made over white rice. This will def. be made again, I might add some other veggies in it next time. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
I made this last night. what a great easy dinner. I did not have tomato sauce so I used a can of chopped tomatoes. I simmered it for an hour. The smell was great! At the end I added some chopped fresh cilantro. I served it over brown rice. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/16/2005
Well...it was pretty bland and then I added more spices...but even then - it was just ok. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
Sooo good. I didn't have sausage so used leftover ham and I didn't have sherry so I used rye and it was still fantastic! Can't wait to try it with the sausage! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2012
Cuban Smoked Sausage with Chickpeas' Haiku: "This turned out so good! Just wish it had some color. But still mmmarvelous!" The reviews complaining of this recipe being bland evidently didn't see the submitter saying to add more of any seasoning to your taste and frankly I did just that but I imagine it would be fine as written since adobo seasoning and smoked sausage are both such flavorful ingredients. I halved the ingredients (for 3 people) added a bay leaf 2 minced garlic cloves diced yellow bell pepper and surprisingly swapping sherry for apple juice as that's all that I had LOL. I let mine simmer for 1.5 hrs. so the chickpeas wouldn't be as my husband calls them "pebbley" and really I thought this was pretty tasty but just boring of color so when I make it again I'll have to throw in some zucchini kale tomatoes or whatever for some additional color and zip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
UPDATE: Still making this, still loving it. To make this in the Instant Pot, saute the smoked sausage and onions on Saute mode. Then add everything else, scrape up the bottom to make sure nothing triggers the dreaded burn notice. Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes (the equivalent of an hour on the stove; it will take 10ish minutes to come to pressure), then quick release the pressure. ORIGINAL REVIEW: After one bite, the husband said 'Instant Classic', which means, 'Get this into the recipe book, it's going to be part of our regular rotation'. It's so inexpensive to make (Hillshire Farms Lite Smoked Sausage goes on sale so frequently) and essentially a cupboard meal for us. Served it over brown rice. The only thing is that it was quite salty AND SPICY!!!! I had to actually add a spoonful of sour cream to mine to tame/cool it down some. I will add one heaping teaspoon of crushed red pepper next time instead of the full 2 teaspoons. I also like to use a whole 15 oz can of low sodium tomato sauce because I like the extra sauce when serving it over rice. I saute the sausage and onions together - I didn't see much come out of cooking the sausage on its own. It only saves 5 minutes, but when you have a screaming kid, every second counts! I also used no salt added tomato sauce, low sodium chickpeas, marsala (since I only have cooking sherry at home which has added salt to it), and served it on plain brown rice. It's still salty but the flavors really come through. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2007
This was very savory! My kids enjoyed it too. I agree...the longer you let it simmer the better! We'll make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
I loved this recipe. I over-did it a bit with the red pepper flakes and it was really spicy. Should have followed the recipe exactly. I will definitely be making again. Thanks! Read More
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