Slow Cooker Peppery Chickpea Soup

When trying to cook in a healthy, budget-friendly manner, you can never go wrong with beans.  I actually have a cookbook on my kitchen shelves somewhere that is dedicated only to beans!  I should dig that thing out!  For now though, I've come up with this slow-cooker soup recipe to use up some chickpeas that I have.

I thought it would be a good idea to start going through my kitchen pantry and freezer to try to use everything up so that I could start from scratch this season.  I soaked and cooked a whole bag of chickpeas this week.  You'd think maybe I might have thought to only do a half bag or something. . . . but, nope. . . . I did the whole darn bag.  That's creating a need to come up with some chickpea recipes this week to use all those things up!

This slow cooker Peppery Chickpea Soup uses those chickpeas and some cooked rice I already had in my fridge.  I used both ingredients to make my Chickpea and Lentil "meatballs" the other day.  Now, the chickpeas and rice are going into this soup.

Ingredients:
1 quart beef broth
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped canned tomatoes (we sometimes use diced tomatoes with chilies for a little spice)
2 cups chickpeas
1 bell pepper, diced (we used a yellow bell pepper in one instance & green in another)
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 large or 3 - 4 small cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
1 large carrot, peeled and diced (or 1 diced sweet potato)

1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika (I'm running low!  Time to get more for my kitchen spice pantry!)
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 cup cooked brown rice

Directions:
Add all ingredients except rice to slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.  Add pre-cooked rice in last half hour of cooking.

Enjoy your healthy, budget-friendly meal!

What's your favorite chickpea recipe?

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4 comments:

  1. That sounds absolutely delicious! It is coming into our colder months here & I love using my slow cooker for soups & stews, so this one is definitely a contender!

    We are page neighbors on Friendship Friday this week, you're most welcome to drop by for a cup of inspiration anytime!
    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you & Thanks for the invite! Enjoy your colder months and getting cozy with your soups & stews!

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  2. This looks like a yummy way to eat chickpeas! I usually put them on salads, but will have to try them in a soup. Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty linky.

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    1. Yes, you should try them in soup! So yummy. Thanks for stopping by!

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