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                              BAKED CHICKPEAS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Greek
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Dried chickpeas (garbanzos)
                         -Soaked overnight in water
    2       tb           Dried oregano, divided
    1       c            Olive oil (approx)
    3       md           Onions, sliced
    1                    Fresh chili pepper,
                         -finely chopped
    4                    Garlic cloves, minced
                         Sea salt
 
   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. Simmmer for 1 hour. Strain the chickpeas, reserving the
   liquid. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
   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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