Caldo gallego (beef~ beans & green soup~ gali

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
12 cups Water
½ pounds Dried white beans
¼ pounds Salt pork or slab bacon
¼ pounds Cured ham, in a thick chunk
½ pounds Beef chuck
1 each Ham or beef bone
1 small Onion, peeled
1 each Leek or 2 large scallions, well-cleaned
Salt and pepper
3 mediums New potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 eaches Turnips, scraped and halved
2 cups Coarsely chopped kale, collard greens or Swiss chard, thick stems
Removed

In a large pot bring water, beans, salt pork, ham, beef, ham bone, onion, leek, a bit of salt and pepper to a boil. Skim the foam that develops. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 2 hours, or until the beans are just about tender. Add the potatoes, turnips, greens, and more salt if necessary. Cook until potatoes are done, about 30 minutes. Serve in large bowls, making sure to divide up the meats and vegetables. Note: This will definitely stick to your ribs on cold winter nights. Caldo Gallego (Beef, Beans, and Greens Soup, Galician Style)

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