Cocido - Traditional Spanish Stew - Hearty!

1
Martha Price

By
@karenella1

Cocido is believed to have originated in Madrid, and is considered to be one of Spain's national stews. Very hearty, it is a flavorful combination of several meats, chickpeas, cabbage, green olives and more! There are many versions; this one is from one of my mom's favorite cookbooks, 'Casserole Cookery', published in 1966 as part of "the Amy Vanderbilt Success Program For Women".

Don't let the long list of ingredients deter you - after the prep is done it goes together fairly quickly, and then will simmer unattended until done.

Representative photo from Bing.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 12
    chicken legs or thighs
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 tsp
    crushed oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 3 c
    boiling water
  • 1 lb
    cooked ham, diced
  • 1 jar(s)
    (4 and 3/4 oz) pimento-stuffed green olives, drained
  • 2 medium
    green peppers, sliced
  • 1 and 1/2 c
    sliced scallions
  • 1/2 c
    cabbage, shredded
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 2 can(s)
    (1 b., 4-oz.) chick peas (garbanzos) drained

How to Make Cocido - Traditional Spanish Stew - Hearty!

Step-by-Step

  1. In a 6-7 quart casserole or pot, brown pork, than chicken, in the oil. Add garlic, seasonings and water. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or a few minutes longer until pork is almost done.
  2. Add rest of ingredients. Simmer 15 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender.

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About Cocido - Traditional Spanish Stew - Hearty!

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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