The columbia restaurant's spanish bean soup

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ pounds Dried garbanzo beans
1 tablespoon Salt
½ pounds Ham; cut into chunks
2 quarts Water
4 ounces Salt pork; sliced thinly
1 Onion; chopped
3 mediums Potatoes; quartered
2 Chorizos

Caldo Gallego (Spanish Bean Soup) Wash beans thoroughly and soak them overnight with 1 tablespoon salt and enough water to cover. Next morning, drain salted water from the beans, add the water and the ham to the beans and simmer for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, saute salt pork and add onions, stirring. Add onion and pork mixture and potatoes to the beans. Cook until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat.

Add chorizos. Serve steaming hot.

EDITOR'S NOTE If you wish bacon may be substituted, but be sure to drain off the grease. It's a snap to make and one of my favorites. Be sure to allow time for the beans to soak overnight.

This recipe was published in Joyce Lafray's first cookbook and guide to Famous Florida Restaurants published in 1980 Recipe by: The Columbia Restaurant Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by jjjenkins@...

(J J Jenkins) on Nov 16, 1997

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