Simply Healthy Family: Sweet and Smokey Slow Cooked Garbanzo Beans on Flax Seed Crepes and a Set of Spices and Flavored Salt from Gourmet Nut Give Away!


Sweet and Smokey Slow Cooked Garbanzo Beans on Flax Seed Crepes and a Set of Spices and Flavored Salt from Gourmet Nut Give Away!

Nothing beats a slow cooked dish that makes your mouth water from the sweet and smokey flavors wafting through your home all day. And when the flavors have soaked into your slowly cooked chicken and garbanzo beans and you can finally spoon the contents from your slow cooker and place them in a super healthy, simple home made wrap, you are basically giddy with joy. Pure bliss I tell you.

Sure you could throw the onion into the slow cooker and cook it all day with the rest of the stuff, but I have a strange affection for searing my onions until they are beautifully browned.  I could eat them by the spoonful that way.

The fine people from Gourmet Nut sent me a nice goodie box filled with their trail mixes, power snacks  and some pink and smoked sea salts to try. They also sent me some of their different spices/rubs to hang out with. We were more than eager to try out the Coffee Steak Rub on our T-Bones and I massaged my fillet Mignon with the Sweet and Smokey Steak Rub.

Mouth watering, sweet Heaven coming from our grill.

I was quickly addicted to the Sweet and Smokey rub and had to come up with a weekday dish other than steak which we only eat on rare occasion. So when I saw these tacos using smoked paprika over at Family Style Food I immediately knew what I had to do.

Crazy simple and insanely delicious, even picky eaters 2 and 4 loved these!  You can easily make these vegetarian/vegan by omitting the chicken but I knew my little guys would be more willing to eat them with just a bit of chicken in them.

Gourmet Nut is going to give away a Set of their spices and flavored salts to not one but THREE lucky Simply Healthy Family readers!

Please visit Gourmet Nut and tell me which spices or salts are your fav and what you would make with them! This isn't mandatory but I am interested at all of the possibilities with their range of 
salts and spices!

serves    6          Time |   prep  15   cook  8 hours    


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup chopped white onion

½-1 of a jalapeno pepper, seeds and veins removed, minced

1 1/2 cups dry garbanzo beans 

2 chicken thighs, bone in

4 cups chicken broth, veggie broth or water

1 tablespoon Gourmet Nut Sweet and Smokey steak rub

1 teaspoon salt

Optional Garnishes:
avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1 ripe tomato, sliced
Arugula greens
shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  1. rinse and drain dried garbanzo beans. soak garbanzo beans overnight in plenty of water, this step is important.
  2. in the morning drain the garbanzo beans and add to your slow cooker along with broth or water, salt and sweet and smokey spice. add bone in chicken thighs. cook on low setting for 8-10 hours till beans are soft. do not lift lid during this time.
  3. make tortillas, recipe below.
  4. when beans are done, sauté onion in olive oil over high heat till browned, add jalapeno and cook 2 more minutes.
  5. Using a fork, shred the chicken off the bone and stir into beans, discard bones and skin.
  6. spoon mixture onto tortillas, top with onion and garnishes.

notes: This is easily converted to a vegetarian meal by omitting the chicken. Also, in a pinch you can use canned garbanzo beans (chick peas)

Recipe adapted from  Wheat Belly Cookbook

MAKES   4 wraps       time   15 minutes
Flax seed Wraps

1/3 cup flax meal (ground flax seeds)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted, plus more for greasing the pan
2 tablespoons water
2 eggs

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the flax meal, baking powder, onion powder, paprika and salt. Stir in coconut oil. Beat in the water and eggs until blended.
  2. Heat a small, non-stick sauté pan over medium heat. Add a bit of oil to lightly coat the pan. Pour in a small amount of the batter to just thinly coat the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles form on the top and you can easily get a rubber spatula under the wrap. 
  3. Carefully, flip the wrap over using a rubber spatula. Cook and additional minute. Remove from heat, repeat. 

notes: I suggest making a big batch of these and refrigerating or freezing them. They will keep in the fridge for several days and can be used in place of tortillas or as a sandwich wrap. 



  1. I love those wraps! So healthy, loaded with plant protein and delicious! The flax seeds look extremely tempting!

  2. p.s I love smoked paprika, actually using it all the time to rub the chicken tasty!

  3. I would love to try the bread and Salad seasoning Gwen! Looks so good and versitle! I'd try it on a salad!

  4. Slow cooker smells really are the best!! Especially since you get to smell them all day long.

  5. My doesn't this look and sound delicious Gwen. I love slow cooking my food and like you, I love browning onions. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us! Like Angie, smoked paprika is my current favorite spice.

  6. this looks great love chick peas

  7. You got me at "Flax Seed Crepes"-)))) Sounds perfect! I bet it taste amazing-)

  8. A delicious meal! Just the kind of food I love to eat on a daily basis.




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