Chickpea Stew

1 cup rice, uncooked ($.20)
1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed ($.79) Rice + Chickpeas = Complete Protein
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes ($.23) Load Hunts $1 off 5 “ecoupon” here!
1 box chopped spinach ($.25) Sale + paper coupon + “ecoupon”
1 zucchini, diced ($.09) Remember this?!?
1/2 onion, diced ($.20)
2 cloves garlic ($.10)
2 T EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) ($.20)
Pulled pork, leftovers
2 pieces of sliced Italian Loaf ($.25)**
GF Apple Muffins ($.25)

**I’ve got a few slices left from before we were Gluten Free, so I’m trying to get rid of it!

1. Load all ingredients except the rice into the crockpot. Cook on high for 4 hours. Love the smell of stew brewing all day as the flavors mix and mingle!
2. Boil 2 1/4 cups water. Add rice, stir, bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat/simmer 15-20 minutes.
3. Serve chickpea stew over rice. And a slice of your favorite bread on the side!
4. I will serve leftover pulled pork to the boys, as I don’t think they’ll go for the chickpeas. We’ll see!

Cost $2.56 :)


  1. $5 Dinner Mom says

    Breezy- Yes, you could certainly add some rice into the crockpot. The stew was not very “liqudy” so you’d have to add some water.

    Bread and muffins on the side. I did sop up some juices with the bread.

  2. savvysuzie says

    Oh my goodness… I can’t believe I never thought to put this in the CROCKPOT!!! That’s what happens when you put frugal heads together :)

    I’m so glad you liked it!!

  3. The Bear and The Bug says

    I would love to check out Suzie’s blog for more ideas, but the link you put up gets a “this blog has been removed” message from blogspot. Do you have a different address for her?

  4. Amanda says

    Is the Pork a part of this meal to go into the crock pot as part of the stew or is it only for your boys to eat on the side?

  5. elva says

    I never had chickpeas before, and the soup looks good from the picture above, so i gotten 4 can of chickpeas for a $1.00 that was mark down, i am going to try this tonight. I don’t have any zucchini, so I will be skipping it our of the recipe. No frozen spinach either, but I do have some can spinach I will use. wich me luck. I hope my family enjoy this!!!

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