Garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas or ceci peas, have 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of fat per 1/2 cup. They combine well with tomatoes and can be used as a substitute for other dried beans.
Make the chili up to two days in advance and refrigerate it. The flavors will blend and intensify as the chili sits. Reheat it over low heat.
For a party, set out the chili with bowls of add-your-own toppings, such as grated Jack cheese, minced onion, chopped jalapeños, sour cream (or yogurt), chopped fresh cilantro, hot pepper sauce and diced tomatoes.
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