A few weeks ago, I was craving ground beef and found myself wandering in my kitchen like a lost puppy. Although I had ground beef in my freezer, I did not want to make meatballs or meatloaf. I thought about making beef chili, and I know it would be time-consuming, so I decided to make something else that I like with white rice.
I love chickpeas! Also called garbanzo beans, chickpeas are creamy and have an earthy taste I enjoy very much. When I noticed that I had a can of chickpeas left, I knew that my stomach would thank me later.
Chickpeas are versatile and perfect for this recipe.
These Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) with Ground Beef recipe remind me so much of how we use to make “farce” back home. “Une farce” or stuffed meat (English translation per google translate) is not the right way to explain it. I am referring to ground beef cooked with very little sauce, spread over bread, topped with cheese, and cooked pressed down in a skillet like a panini. This used to be one of my favorite ways to eat ground beef.
Whenever I make this recipe, I always make a few tweaks. Sometimes I refer to this recipe as a sloppy joe, but it is not. A sloppy joe is normally eaten with bread and does not have beans. It also contains ketchup, and this recipe does not. A chili has ground beef and beans as the main ingredients.
Ingredients needed for the recipe
- 1 lb. low-fat ground beef
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Noubess hot and spicy herb sauce
- 2 tsp Noubess Steak Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup shallots sliced
- 1 cup thick marinara sauce
- 1 can chickpeas garbanzo beans, drain and rinse
- finely chopped parsley or basil for garnish if desired
How to make Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) With Ground Beef
First, let me say that this recipe freezes beautifully, so I recommend making a double batch and freezing it in small portions to reheat quickly. It will taste better over time.
Below are the steps for you to follow and don’t forget to print out the recipe.