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Garbanzo Bean, Spinach, and Spicy Chorizo Frittata

2 Nov
Garbanzo Bean Spinach and Spicy Chorizo Frittata

Garbanzo Bean Spinach and Spicy Chorizo Frittata

I was planning on starting out my recipe with “Make sure you prep all your ingredients ahead of time, since this all comes together quickly.” I take my prep shot, then start cooking. Here is my photo:

Prepped Frittata Ingredients

Prepped Frittata Ingredients (or so I thought!)

Where, you may ask, are the garbanzo beans? DOH! OK here they are, late to the show:

The Elusive Garbanzo Beans

The Elusive Garbanzo Beans

After a quick rinse and drain, I measured out a cup and got them into the skillet with the cooked onions and garlic. Whew!

This is a protein-packed, quick and easy meal. YES, you heard me right. Another quick and easy meal, like under a half hour if you aren’t messing up taking photos without one of the star ingredients. This can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, OR an appetizer! Plus you can switch out the spinach with kale, or any other leafy green vegetable. Very versatile. If you don’t have an oven-proof or cast iron skillet (like in this closet kitchen I’m living with now) then you can do like me and stand there with the oven door open with the handle sticking out from under the heat source.

Setting the Top of the Frittata

Setting the Top of the Frittata

Good thing it turned cold today— I wouldn’t want to do that in the summer!

Garbanzo Bean, Spinach, and Spicy Chorizo Frittata
Adapted from Chickpea, Spinach, and Chorizo Frittata by Hadyourtea? from the Food52 website

1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup diced jarred roasted red pepper
1 cup canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
4.5 ounces spicy Mexican pork chorizo (half of a 9-ounce package)
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 large handful fresh spinach
5 eggs, beaten (or 4 if Jumbo sized)

Pork chorizo can be substituted with soy chorizo if you want this meatless. You can also freeze the rest of the garbanzo beans for a later use in a soup or stew!

Cook the onion in an oven proof or cast iron skillet in the olive oil over medium heat until soft, about 5 or so minutes, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant, just a minute or so more.

Add the red pepper, chickpeas, and smoked paprika. Add the chorizo, breaking it up with a spoon as you add it.

Sauteeing the Chorizo and Veggies

Sauteeing the Chorizo and Veggies

Sauté everything together until the paprika oil runs from the chorizo and it is cooked through at least 5 minutes or more.

Add the spinach and keep stirring until it wilts. Add the eggs and stir gently to incorporate into the mixture. Stop stirring and allow the eggs to set over the heat.

Setting the Bottom of the Frittata

Setting the Bottom of the Frittata

Turn your oven on broil, then slide the skillet under the broiler to set the top. This will only take a a few minutes, so keep an eye on it! Remove from the oven carefully with hot pads, then gently loosen from the edge of the skillet with a knife. Place a large plate over the skillet and invert the frittata onto it. Then place another plate on top and invert once again. Allow to cool slightly before slicing. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and/or salsa, or just eat as is!

Garbanzo Bean Spinach and Spicy Chorizo Frittata

Garbanzo Bean Spinach and Spicy Chorizo Frittata

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Download and Print this Yummy Recipe!

Asparagus, Mushroom, and Onion Frittata

15 Aug

I couldn’t bear the thought of not posting midweek when I am not even out of town, so thought I’d repost one of my earlier recipes from early 2012 that some of my new followers may have never seen. My workload has been pretty crazy and my husband has cooked all this week, and I didn’t even have time to take one picture for you or write up his delicious meals. So here it is!

Asparagus, Mushroom, and Onion Frittata

Yes, I still had some of that lovely thin asparagus left that I wanted to use today, and while pondering my options in the shower I thought “Frittata!” A frittata is a fancy name for an omelet that is started out on the stove and finished off in the oven.  Remembering that I now have a cast-iron skillet, I was anxious to finish my morning routine and start making a wonderful brunch for the family.

You can use any combination of fresh vegetables and cheeses you have on hand for this dish. I happened to also have some sweet onion, mushrooms and shredded Parmesan cheese and thought they would pair nicely with the asparagus. They did.

Asparagus, Mushroom, and Onion Frittata

6 eggs
Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Blend
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Black pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup asparagus, trimmed and cut into one-inch pieces
1/2 cup sweet onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

Set your oven rack about five inches from the broiler. Preheat on broil. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together with the seasonings and cheese. Add the oil and butter to a heated cast iron skillet then add the vegetables.  Sauté the veggies until tender, then pour the egg mixture evenly over them.  Cook over medium-low heat without stirring for about 10 minutes, jiggling the skillet a few times to help distribute the eggs as they set. To finish, place the skillet under the broiler for another five minutes or so until the eggs are set and the top is lightly browned.

Asparagus, Mushroom, and Onion Frittata

12 Feb

Asparagus, Mushroom, and Onion Frittata

Yes, I still had some of that lovely thin asparagus left that I wanted to use today, and while pondering my options in the shower I thought “Frittata!” A frittata is a fancy name for an omelet that is started out on the stove and finished off in the oven.  Remembering that I now have a cast-iron skillet, I was anxious to finish my morning routine and start making a wonderful brunch for the family.

You can use any combination of fresh vegetables and cheeses you have on hand for this dish. I happened to also have some sweet onion, mushrooms and shredded Parmesan cheese and thought they would pair nicely with the asparagus. They did.

Asparagus, Mushroom, and Onion Frittata

6 eggs
Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Blend
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Black pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup asparagus, trimmed and cut into one-inch pieces
1/2 cup sweet onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

Set your oven rack about five inches from the broiler. Preheat on broil. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk together with the seasonings and cheese. Add the oil and butter to a heated cast iron skillet then add the vegetables.  Sauté the veggies until tender, then pour the egg mixture evenly over them.  Cook over medium-low heat without stirring for about 10 minutes, jiggling the skillet a few times to help distribute the eggs as they set. To finish, place the skillet under the broiler for another five minutes or so until the eggs are set and the top is lightly browned.

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