Spanish Bean Soup (Garbanzo Bean Soup)

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings



In a large stock pot, sauté chorizo and ham in heated olive oil about 2 minutes.  Add onions, garlic, and green pepper and sauté another 2 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add broth and ham hock and boil for 10 – 15 minutes.  Add potatoes, beans, bay leaves, saffron and flavoring packet and simmer for 20 minutes (or until potatoes are fork tender) adjusting soup’s thickness by adding additional broth or water.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Ladle into bowls, sprinkle with hot sauce and serve with hot crusty bread.

** can be vegetarian by omitting these items