Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) With Ground Beef

The perfect Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) With Ground Beef Recipe

Spicy Chickpeas with Ground Beef, a great protein dish that is sure to leave you wanted more, especially when you add a healthy side dish like bulgur wheat or farro.

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.

Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) With Ground Beef

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.

Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) With Ground Beef

This recipe has definitely help up many times. Whether I serve it with white rice, Bulgur Wheat or Polenta, it is always a hit.

Ingredients needed for the recipe

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.

Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) With Ground Beef

Spicy Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) With Ground Beef

Ground beef cooked with Chickpeas and loaded with spices and herbs, is inexpensive, cooks up fast, and can be served with rice, bulgur wheat or polenta.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 345 kcal


  • 1 lb. low fat ground beef 80/20 preferably
  • 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 Store-bought
  • 1 can chickpeas garbanzo beans, drain and rinse
  • finely chopped parsley or basil for garnish if desired


  • Drain canned chickpeas into a colander and rinse to remove the liquid from the can.
  • In a large skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat, add olive oil and brown the beef. Break it up into small bits as you cook preferably with a wooden spoon, a spoon spatula or silicone spoon. When meat is fairly broken up, season with Steak Seasoning and Hot and Spicy Herbs Sauce. Continue to cook until meat is brown. Add shallots and then chickpeas. Keeping heat high, sauté meat and chickpeas together until meat is well browned and chickpeas are quite brown about 5 minutes
  • Add marinara sauce and then reduce heat and simmer until fully cooked about 5-7 minutes.
  • Turn off heat, stir in chopped parsley if preferred and serve.
  • Serve with white rice, polenta or bulgur wheat.



Serving: 4gramsCalories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 21gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 399mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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