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Garbanzo Tacos

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“This is a wonderful recipe that I've had tucked into my cookbook for years - I wish I knew where it originally came from! The garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) are an amazing meat stand-in; honestly, you don't even miss the grease once you give these a try! This is also a very cost-effective and easy way to prepare a meal, since garbanzos are cheap and readily available. I realize this is so simple as to border ridiculous, but it's so good, you just might forgive me! :)”
10 tacos

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the garbanzo beans, reserving the liquid of one can. Rinse the beans briefly under cool running water in a strainer.
  2. Pour the beans and the reserved bean liquid into a large skillet.
  3. Add the taco seasoning.
  4. Stir and let simmer approximately 10-15 minutes. Mash 1/4 - 1/3 of the beans while cooking to thicken the mixture, if desired (they stay put in tortillas better this way).
  5. Use the garbanzos just like you would taco meat. Try tortillas and pile it high with lettuce, tomato, salsa, and cheese, or make a figure-friendly taco salad.

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