Spanish Garbanzo Bean Soup

This wonderful Spanish garbanzo bean soup is quick and easy to make and is a perfect comfort food for the cold weather. This recipe will serve 4 people.

 Here is what you will need for the perfect Spanish garbanzo bean soup:

  • 1 pkg. (12 oz.) garbanzo
  • beans
  • 1 ham bone or ham hock
  • 1 c. chopped side meat
  • 1 large potato, chopped
  • 1 chorizo or cured sausage
  • 1 Tbsp. saffron
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 large chopped onion
Directions:

Wash beans and soak overnight with I tablespoon salt in sufficient water to beans well. Put in pot with ham bone or 3/4 ham hocks, cover, add meat, onion and potatoes. Add paprika, salt, pepper and saffron. Add 2 quarts water. Cook It until beans are nearly soft. Add sausage, sliced thin. Cook until beans are soft. Take out half of the beans; mash and return to pot to thicken. Add correct seasonings. Serve with crusty bread. This serves 4, so I always double the recipe.

This Spanish garbanzo bean soup recipe written by Dolly Harris and compliments of a cookbook by the Cuthbert United Methodist Church.