Are you ready for our latest obsession? (well, one of them actually…..) It is BBQ Garbanzo beans!
Now the really funny thing is that Kansas City is SUCH a BBQ town… We have a huge selection of BBQ restaurants, cook off events and the like. It is one of those “cheats” that I will do – as I enjoy all the smoky, rich, sweet sauce- Yummo! So when I found this awesome idea I love that I still can enjoy a vegetarian/ vegan meal and still getting in my BBQ flavors in.
Introducing … BBQ Garbanzo Beans!
Now I found this fabulous recipe idea in this awesome book:
I have had the book for quite a while, and then recently I was clearing out the clutter (information for another post….) and I was like Yeah! So I started flipping around and found this recipe (p.116) for BBQ Bowl.
We just had to try it.
It is an amazingly simple combo that I think you will LOVE and like so many other meals, this just gets better and better over the next few days after you make it. What we like to do is make a 3 can batch on Sunday and then eat it for lunch etc.. during the week. DElish!
What you need:
- Garbanzo Beans
- BBQ Sauce
- Grated Parmesan Cheese (optional, but surprisingly good)
What you do:
This is the super- simple part. This is how we make it, slightly different from the directions in the recipe book:
1. Drain and rinse the beans and the pour into a large pan on the stove. Add about 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce to the pan with about half that amount of water. Stir carefully until you have beans sitting in a thin BBQ sauce.
2. Now turn on the heat to medium and bring to a gentle boil. Continue to cook for a few minutes until the beans are warm and the BBQ sauce starts to get thick again.
3. Serve with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese, or add the cheese and allow to cool and then store in the refrigerator.
For serving suggestions we have served these with arugula salad greens and some chopped tomatoes. Another time we served it along side some quinoa. It was also good with sweet potato fries (and extra BBQ sauce for dipping).
So give this interesting and surprising recipe a try… It makes a fantastic office lunch too!