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                             GARBANZO BEAN STEW
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Dried garbanzo beans
   10       c            Water
    4       lb           Stew beef or venison, cut
                         -into 1-inch cubes
    1       sm           Onion, chopped
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           White pepper
   Soak the garbanzo beans overnight in twice their volume of water.  The
   beans will absorb much of the water and swell in size.  The following
   day, drain and rinse the beans under cold running water.  Place the
   beans in a large pot with the 10 cups of water.  Bring to a boil over
   high heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, 1 1/2
   hours, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.  Add the meat,
   onions, salt, and pepper, stir well and continue cooking another 2
   hours until the meat is tender and the beans are fully cooked.
   Serve hot with one of the many Indian breads, for example, Indian
   Tortillas, Adobe Bread, or Piki Bread. ***** Margaret Archuleta of
   Picuris Pueblo taught me the recipe for this simple and satisfying
   stew made with garbanzo beans.  I first tasted it while celebrating
   New Year’s Day with her family.
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