Galician Soup Broth (Caldo Gallego)

Galician Soup Broth (Caldo Gallego)

Galician Broth or Caldo Gallego is the traditional dish of Galicia, Spain. It inexpensive, nutritious, and a great way to warm up.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Rinse beans and remove any debris. Put beans in a pot and cover with water. Soak overnight.
  2. Step 2

    Peel and cut potatoes into small pieces (1-inch squares).
  3. Step 3

    Place two large pots on the stove, each with about 2 cups of water. In one pot, put in the bones, beans, and a pinch of salt and bring to a slow boil.
  4. Step 4

    When the beans are half cooked (30 to 60 minutes depending on the type of beans), remove the bones and add the pieces of potato and continue to simmer.
  5. Step 5

    Bring the second pot of water to a boil.
  6. Step 6

    Place the turnip leaves into the boiling water and boil for 5 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Pour out the water and replace with 2 more cups of water.
  8. Step 8

    Bring to a boil again and cook for another 5 minutes. (This process releases the acidity of the turnip leaves and they will turn the water very green.)
  9. Step 9

    Remove the turnip leaves from the water and place in the pot with the potatoes and beans.
  10. Step 10

    Add the pork fat and water if necessary.
  11. Step 11

    Simmer until all the ingredients are well-cooked. Adjust the salt to taste.