Chick peas with Beef (Etli Nohut Yemegi)
Soak the chick peas in water at least for 5-6 hours. Drain and cook with 3-4 cups of water till they get soft. Drain and leave aside. If using canned chick peas, just drain.
In a big pot, sauté meat chunks with 1 tbsp of canola oil. Stir in 4 cups of water and simmer over medium heat till meats are tender (approximately 18-20 minutes). Once meat gets softer add salt.
Meanwhile, sauté onions with 1 tbsp canola oil and stir in tomato paste. Cook for a few minutes.
Add sautéed onions and cooked chick peas to the pot which you cooked the meat inside. Cook them all for an additional 5-7 minutes.
By Hayriye Cetin Karaca ( www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com )