Puerto Rican spinach, sausage and bean soup

    1 hour 5 min

    A flavourful Puerto Rican soup called Caldo Gallega that is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Tastes great the next day, too!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2L chicken stock
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 450g diced cooked ham
    • 2 fresh chorizo sausages, sliced
    • 1 (400g) tin cannellini beans, drained
    • 450g potatoes, diced
    • 300g frozen spinach, thawed and drained
    • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Pour the chicken stock into a large pot. Add the onion, ham, chorizo, beans, potatoes, spinach and garlic. Bring to the boil, then simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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    This an insult to any Spaniards...considering I myself am Gallego. This soup come from Galicia which is a region of Spain right next to Portugal. Kale is the staple here not spinach. I suggest finding an authentic recipe. But I did make this to taste it and it is very good....it's just NOT caldo gallego by any means.  -  20 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Sorry, my friend got this recipe while she lived in Puerto Rico, I assumed it was Puerto Rican. I didnt mean to insult anyone. I am truly sorry. I still love the soup!! I do the broth, onion, ham. chorize, garlic and potatoes the night before. Put in the fridge and take the grease off the top the next day and add the beans and spinach. The flavors all infuse together and make it extra yummy. That is the is trick!  -  27 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've now made this soup several times and it is one of my husband's new favourites...with good reason. It is substantial enough to have as a meal served with some crusty bread. I add a few drops of liquid smoke to it and it's a nice complement. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!  -  22 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)