Cuban Smoked Sausage with Chickpeas


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound smoked sausage

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), undrained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 3 tablespoons sherry wine or Marsala

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 teaspoons adobo seasoning


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

510 Calories
28g Fat
40g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 1718mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 648mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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