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Baked Chickpeas

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Casseroles, Main Course
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozDried chickpeas - (garbanzos), soaked overnight in
2 tablespoons 30mlDried oregano - divided
1 cup 237mlOlive oil - (approx)
3 cups 187g / 6.6ozOnions - sliced (medium)
1   Fresh chili pepper - finely chopped
4   Garlic cloves - minced
  Sea salt

Recipe Instructions

Drain chickpeas and place in a pot. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Skim surface, reduce heat and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of oregano.

Simmer for 1 hour. Strain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid. Preheat oven to 300F. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute onions and pepper until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add garlic, remaining oregano and chickpeas.

Mix well, season with salt and transfer to an earthenware or glass oven-proof casserole with a cover. Add about 2 cups of reserved liquid, mix well, cover and bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until chickpeas are tender. Add a little more liquid during cooking, if needed.

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