Boiled Chick-peas

Serves 4

  • 480 grs of chick-peas ;
  • 150 grs of bacon ;
  • 300 grs of cleaned beef ;
  • 150 grs of sausage (chouriço or linguiça) ;
  • 200 grs of French beans ;
  • 200 grs of pumpkin ;
  • 200 grs of potatoes ;
  • 160 grs of rice ;
  • 1 bunch of mint ;
  • 100 grs of kitchen salt ;
  • salt to taste
  • water


Choose the chick-peas and soak them in cold water for 12 hours before cooking. After soaking, rub the chick-peas carefully with kitchen salt and wash them several times to remove the peels.
Place a pan on the flame. Pour the chicken-peas into the pan and cover them with water. Wash the meat and add it to the chick-peas.
Peel the pumpkin and the potatoes. Wash them and cut them up into pieces. Add them to the ingredients in the pan and let everything cook.
When the meat is cooked, take it out and let it cool off. Cut it up into pieces.
Wash the French beans, remove the stems and tips, brake them into pieces and add to the boiled ingredients in the pan.
Continue to cook until the French beans are ready. Season with salt.
Wash the mint and add it to provide flavoring.
Take out a little of the cooking liquid and place it in another pan. Place the rice in this pan and cook it for 15 minutes.

Hint: The meat used should be the home-made type. The Chick-peas should be new ones.

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