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Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix

Saffron seasoned rice, cumin, turmeric and Hungarian paprika enrich this hearty tomato-based stew with dehydrated chickpeas for quick cooking. Home cooks add Chorizo or hot Italian sausage for spicy heat.

Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix Ingredients:

Dehydrated garbanzo beans (chickpeas), saffron rice, onion, garlic, parsley, paprika and spices.

Allergen Information: Certified Gluten-Free

Additions:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo, hot Italian sausage or andouilli
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes (For extra heat, use 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chilies)
  • 8 to 12 ounces cooked or fresh chicken breast, cut up

Recipe Directions:

  1. In a 4-quart pot heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Remove sausage from casing or purchase fresh bulk sausage not in casing.
  3. Sauté sausage, breaking up clumps, until thoroughly browned.
  4. Stir in contents of Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix.
  5. Add broth, tomatoes and chicken.
  6. Bring to a simmer, cover and continue to simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.

New Nutrition Tips:

  • To boost vegetables, 1/3 cup chopped onions, and 4 minced, garlic cloves with soup mix, and add one box frozen mixed vegetables in final ten minutes of cooking time, and top each serving with 3 slices of avocado.
  • To go Vegetarian, eliminate the sausage and chicken, from recipe and add one head of cauliflower cut into flowerets for final ten minutes of cooking time.
  • To cut saturated fat and sodium, halve the amount of sausage and prepare with low-fat, lower sodium chicken sausage, or substitute 1 pound extra lean ground turkey plus either 1/2 - 1 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper spice or 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or go Vegetarian. Remove any skin from chicken.
  • To cut sodium prepare with no salt added canned diced tomatoes or diced fresh tomatoes, and prepare with low sodium broth. To cut sodium further, substitute water for half of the broth.

Inventive Recipe Variation:

Southwestern Corn Soup Recipe

Additions:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chiles

Recipe Directions:

  1. In a 4-quart pot heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté chicken in oil until browned.
  3. Add contents of Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix and stir well.
  4. Add broth, corn and tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a simmer, cover and continue to simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy this Southwestern corn soup with cornbread on the side.

Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix

Price:
$6.50
SKU:
F-SW
Quantity:
Serves:
4-5
Preparation Time:
45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 3 tablespoons (21g)
Prepared Serving Size: About 1 Cup
Serving Per Container: About 8

Amount per Serving Mix Prepared
Calories 80 430
   Calories from Fat 10 240

% Daily Value**
Total Fat 1g* 2% 42%
   Saturated Fat 0g 0% 45%
   Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 23%
Sodium 0mg 0% 50%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5% 6%
   Dietary Fiber 2g 8% 12%
   Sugars 1g
Protein 4g

Vitamin A 4% 8%
Vitamin C 4% 15%
Calcium 4% 6%
Iron 8% 15%
*Amount in Mix.
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.