Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chimichurri Steak and Garbanzo Bean Skillet Cakes

My sister has been talking about garbanzo bean (chickpeas) flour for the last year. I was very hesitant to try it but sometimes would look for it in the store if I remembered. Well a year later, and I finally found it. I text her asking her how to cook with it. And she replied' " you season it, mix with water and make little pancakes  that you top with shredded meat for a little open faced tacos." So that is what I set out to do :) They were amazing!!!! 

Chimichurri Steak and Garbanzo Bean Skillet Cakes
Serving for 2 people (6 skillet cakes)

1/2 lb of meat (I used steak) cut into strips
1 hand full of sliced green and red peppers
1 hand full of sliced onion
Olive Oil
Your choice of sauce (I used a store bought chimichurri sauce)
2 cups of Garbanzo Bean Flour
1 1/2 cups of water (may need to add a little more to thin batter)
salt and pepper to season flour


1. In a skillet, saute the onions and peppers with a little olive oil. When cooked through, set aside in a bowl.
2. In the same skillet used for the veggies, saute the strips of meat with 2-3 spoonfuls of sauce. 
When cooked through, add to the bowl of veggies.
3. Mix 2 cups of garbanzo bean flour with 1.5 cups of water. Season with salt and pepper. If you feel the batter is to think, add a little more water.

4. In the same skillet used to cook the veggies and meat,  add a little olive oil to coat the pan. Place 1/3 cup scoop of batter on skillet. When to edges appear dry (not wet) then its time to flip your skillet cake. They do not take long nor form bubbles like pancake batter. 

5. To assemble your skillet cakes: place some meat, veggies and a little sauce on the skillet cake, then fold up and eat.

If you would like information on a few of my ingredients, continue reading and check out the links.

 Bob's Red Mill makes a variety of "flours"  to be used in sweet to savory dishes. For this recipe, I used Garbanzo Bean Flour which is ground chickpeas. Garbanzo flour is high in protein and especially good in gluten free baking. I found this particular flour at a local gluten free store. Regular grocery stores also carry Bob's Red Mill products too.

Wildly Delicious  makes a great sauce for any type of meat. I used the  Cilantro, Garlic & Chilli Chimichurri Sauce in my recipe. Chimichurri is a blend of fresh cilantro, parsley, garlic, chilli, oil, and vinegar. It is a staple in South America.

Shared on the following blogs:
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  1. Loooks yummy. I found this through Turning the Clock Back's What's Cooking Wednesday. I have linked in an attempt at meatballs. Have a lovely week.

    1. I just saved your meatball post because so many people shared their meatball recipes. I will have to participate in one of your linky parties in the near future!!!

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe has been selected to be on Today's Feature Post from Cast Party Wednesday! Thank You for sharing your recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday!
    ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

    1. Thank you so much for featuring my recipe!!!! I never thought I would ever have one featured.

  3. I have never used the garbanzo flour but this recipe makes me want to run right out and buy some ... Thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party} this week!!

    1. If you can't find garbanzo flour near you, let me know and I will send you a bag. It took me a while to find it.

  4. Hi Katie,
    What an awesome meal so full of flavor, we would just love this recipe. Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you for hosting Full Plate Thursday!