Potaje De Garbanzos (Chickpea Stew - Spain) Recipe

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  1. Soak the chickpeas overnight in a large pot of cold water to cover; drain.
  2. In the large pot combine chickpeas, 4 cups water, garlic, bay leaves, slab bacon, and bone; bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, heat the oil and saute the bread slices until golden on both sides.
  4. Remove and reserve the bread.
  5. Add the ham and onion to the skillet; saute until the onion has wilted.
  6. Stir in the paprika, and remove the pan from the heat.
  7. Add the onion mixture to the chickpeas.
  8. Add the greens, potatoes, and salt to taste to the chickpeas and continue cooking 30 minutes or more, or until the chickpeas and potatoes are tender.
  9. Remove the ham or beef bone.
  10. In a mortar or food processor, combine the sauteed bread, almonds, 2 Tablespoons of the chickpeas from the pot, and the yolks of the hard-boiled eggs; mash to a paste.
  11. Stir the paste into the stew, cover and let sit 10 minutes before serving.
  12. Chop the hard-boiled egg whites.
  13. Divide into soup bowls and garnish with chopped hard-boiled egg whites.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2009.7 Kcal (8414 kJ)
Calories from fat 1339.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 148.78g 229%
Cholesterol 92.3mg 31%
Sodium 883.01mg 37%
Potassium 2991.08mg 64%
Total Carbs 111.93g 37%
Sugars 23.33g 93%
Dietary Fiber 36.85g 147%
Protein 84.14g 168%
Vitamin C 31.7mg 53%
Iron 14.2mg 79%
Calcium 750.8mg 75%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 278.51 Kcal (1166 kJ)
Calories from fat 185.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.62g 229%
Cholesterol 12.79mg 31%
Sodium 122.37mg 37%
Potassium 414.52mg 64%
Total Carbs 15.51g 37%
Sugars 3.23g 93%
Dietary Fiber 5.11g 147%
Protein 11.66g 168%
Vitamin C 4.4mg 53%
Iron 2mg 79%
Calcium 104mg 75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 51.8
  • 55

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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