Monday’s with Mami – Garbanzo’s and Chorizo Sausage in Autumn Flavours

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Now… onto Monday’s with Mami!  I had to use the cazuela’s again, just to show how beautiful and versatile they are!  I love cooking in them!  This recipe uses traditional Spanish chorizo, garbanzos, and is infused with the flavours of cinnamon and cloves.  A warming and comforting side dish perfect for a beautiful Autumn evening.
Garbanzo’s and Chorizo Sausage in Autumn Flavours
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo’s soaked overnight
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 2 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • pinch of dried thyme
  • 1 package of 4 small links Chorizo by Palacios


  1. Put the garbanzos in a large bowl, cover will with water and soak overnight.
  2. Right before cooking, drain the garbanzos.  In a large cazuela, saucepan, or pot, add the garbanzos, bay leaf, ground cloves, cinnamon stick, and chicken stock.
  3. Cover with water, about an inch above the beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until the garbanzos are tender.
  4. There should just be a little liquid left in the pot.  Drain and remove the bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  5. In a different saucepan, heat the oil.  Add the onion and cook over medium heat until the onions are transparent.  Add the garlic, thyme and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  6. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the chorizo sausage and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the garbanzos to the frying pan, mix well, then stir over medium heat until they are heated through.   Remove from the heat.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

25 Responses to "Monday’s with Mami – Garbanzo’s and Chorizo Sausage in Autumn Flavours"
  1. girlichef says:

    Yum, this sounds amazing!! And I am incredibly jealous of your lucky winner…ah…beautiful πŸ˜€

  2. Erica says:

    Congratulations to the winner!This looks so good.I love chorizo.

  3. Divina Pe says:

    Congratulations to the winner. I love chorizo and this dish looks really amazing. Lots of flavor too.

  4. Arabic Bites says:

    I always love Monday's with Mami recipes πŸ˜‰
    This looks so good similar to tagine…
    I love garbanzo beans so I'll try this recipe for sure with chicken or lamb….

    Have a good day :)

  5. Miriam says:

    Mmm, this is REAL Spanish comfort food… πŸ˜‰

  6. Claudia Medeiros says:

    Spanish food is so delicious ! Once I was traveling through Spain and I had a wonderful seafood dish … Marvelous !!!
    This Chorizo Sausage is really tasty !!!!
    Have a wonderful week , Diana :)
    God bless your family !

  7. knownbyname says:

    I've had a dish nearly identical to this when I was in Alcoy, Spain a couple of years ago. It was AMAZING. Thanks so much for posting this – I *will* be making this! :)

    Now… what I want to know is if you have any insider tips on how to make those wonderful empanadas that I buy in the bakeries in the Alicante and Valencia regions of Spain. My fave has – I think – cream cheese and carmelized onions. But I've had tomato and spinach, sausage and tomato, ham and cheese of some sort… I love those things! And I think they'd be great to see if my kids would like them!

  8. lululu says:

    i'm a hugggggggggggggggge fan of chorizo! i love how flavorful it is!
    your recipe sounds so delicious!

  9. Gabe Bauman says:

    I love CHORIZO!

  10. Lisa says:

    this looks great! and being in texas now, i see chorizo all over the place and need to figure out how to use it. i'll be trying this soon. thank you!

  11. penny aka jeroxie says:

    Congras to the winner.

    And pass me the bread!

  12. Fresh Local and Best says:

    Congratulations Dara! This looks like a hearty and flavorful dish, the cinnamon and cloves must make the house smell so good!

  13. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Love chorizo and this dish sounds just wonderful!

  14. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    Awesome flavors and the dish looks amazing in the cazuela.

  15. WizzyTheStick says:

    Wow! I love when I stumble upon recipes that use ingredients in a way that I never had before. This is a must try for me since I only ever have these peas with curry. Can't wait to surprise my taste buds.

  16. Liz says:

    Hello! What a wonerful recipe! Now that I'm back, I see I have missed lots of things! I'm taking a look to all the posts, but this recipe is great, you are a good Spanish culinary embassador!

  17. Elin says:

    Diana..that's a delightful dish. Great idea to cook garbanzo with chorizo sausage and those garlicky herby flavor. Thanks for sharing this :)))

  18. Fuji Mama says:

    Mmmm, I think I'd like to come live at your house on Mondays… I love how simple this dish is, but how incredibly delish it looks!

  19. Tasty Eats At Home says:

    This sounds easy and delicious! I love chorizo in anything.

  20. Cookin' Canuck says:

    Thank you so much, Diana! I am thrilled to be the winner of this giveaway and can't wait to start using my new dishes.

    Your recipe looks wonderful. Chorizo always had such a wonderful flavor to whatever it is cooked with.

  21. My Little Space says:

    Congratulations to Canuck! Such an interesting dish. Have never try it before. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Jessie says:

    great dish! I love chorizo sausage, it really does have it's own unique flavor and spices.

  23. Diana Bauman says:

    Thank you everyone for the comments!

    Dina, I do have a recipe for empanadas :) Just look under my recipes link. Hope you like it!

    Lisa – Thanks for stopping by!! When buying chorizo, make sure you're buying Spanish chorizo and not Mexican. 2 completely different types! Spanish Chorizo is dry cured where Mexican chorizo is raw and needs to be cooked.

    Liz – I've missed you amiga!! Need to go visit your place as well! Besitos!!

  24. Table Talk says:

    I am a big fan of Spanish chorizo…especially the spicy variety! This dish is a wonderful cool weather meal.

  25. Danielle says:

    A dish to warm the heart and the soul. Wonderful!

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