Slow Cooker Greek Chickpeas in a rich tomato sauce with red peppers, garlic, and onion for a comforting, hearty vegetarian meal. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down
Slow Cooker Greek Chickpeas cook low and slow in the slow cooker to create a rich, comforting dish packed with chickpeas, vegetarian ground meat, tomatoes, red pepper, red onion, garlic, and plenty of spices for a flavor packed dish that couldn't be more comforting.
Incorporating more meatless meals in our house is a constant challenge since I have an extremely hard time convincing my husband that it is dinner if there isn't meat involved. He is definitely a meat and potatoes guy at heart even though he's a good sport about trying lots of meals outside of his comfort zone. However when it comes to meatless meals, there is no amount of persuasion that seems to work. Enter my latest strategy - vegetarian meat! As a former vegetarian about ten years back, I am shocked at the progress vegetarian meat has made. Not only is the texture way better, they taste good, like really good. Not exactly like meat, but definitely delicious.
This past week, armed with some vegetarian crumbles, I set out to make a delicious dish that the whole family would love. The key to this dish is the tomato sauce and making sure to infuse it with lots of flavor. Garlic, red onion, red pepper, oregano, and thyme all come together to create a savory sauce with just a touch of sweetness from the honey. You could also add some red pepper flakes as well if you like a little heat. Combined with the chickpeas and vegetarian crumbles, it's one delicious meal. We sprinkled some feta and fresh herbs on top and I served it over zucchini noodles (for me) and some white rice for everyone else.
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- 1 lb. vegetarian crumbles
- 20 oz. canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 14 oz. canned tomato sauce
- 1 U red onion, chopped
- 1 U red pepper, chopped
- 4 U garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt (more or less to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
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Add everything to the slow cooker and stir.
Cook on low for 4 hours. Taste and season if needed. Consider topping with fresh herbs and feta cheese.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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