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Chickpeas and Chorizo Recipe

The best thing about this dish? You can adapt it based on whatever is lying around in your pantry or fridge.
Chickpeas and Chorizo Recipe

Servings: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes


3 garlic cloves
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 links fresh chorizo, cut into ¼-inch circles
½ yellow onion
1 (355 ml) can Mexican beer
1 (439-gram) can chickpeas strained, liquid reserved
2 limes, zested and juiced
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg


  1. In a mortar and pestle, smash the garlic with a pinch of salt until it forms a thin paste, then set it aside.
  2. In a 12-inch cast-iron pan over medium-high, cook the chorizo until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chorizo to a bowl.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and lower the heat to medium. Cook, stirring, until soft, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add half of the beer (drink the rest), increase the heat to high, and reduce by half.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium, add the reserved sausage, half of the chickpea liquid, and the chickpeas and cook until thick, about about 8 minutes. Stir in the lime zest and juice and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high and cook the egg until lightly set, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter into the chickpeas and top with the fried egg.

Chef's Note: Add one pickled jalapeño, greens, herbs, avocado, salsa verde, yogurt, cotija cheese…. almost anything

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