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Calypso Pork 'n' Garbanzos

 Calypso Pork 'n' Garbanzos
Cutting onion and sweet pepper in two different ways to combine in two different dishes is one secret to speedy prep time, reports Ellen Burr of Los Angeles, California. “I can prepare both an entree and a tasty vegetable side in little time, with little effort,“ she says. TIP: To round out the meal, serve over rice or with crusty bread.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Place the pork in a large bowl; sprinkle with chili powder. Drizzle
  • with 1 tablespoon oil; toss to coat. In a large skillet, brown pork
  • in remaining oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer
  • pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute red pepper and onion for 3-4 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender. Stir in the beans, salsa, salt and pork; cook
  • for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 362 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 1,073 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white

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Wine (continued)
wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.