Caldo Gallego-Collard Green Soup

1
Bonnie Koon

By
@koonberrie

This has become a family favorite! I have been eating this soup all of my life, growing up in Tampa & Ybor City. I have mastered the recipe to what I think is the best in town. It can be made with out the ham & chorizo, if you wish for a vegetarian soup.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

  • 2
    onion, cut in to medium sized chunks
  • 8-10
    cloves of garlic, smashed & chopped
  • 1
    small ham steak, cubed
  • 1
    potato, diced into small cubes
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 5-7
    chorizo (4 spanish, sliced & 3 mexican,out of casing)
  • 8 c
    water
  • 16 oz
    bag of white beans
  • 1 large
    bunch of fresh collard greens, cleaned and chopped
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp
    vinegar, optional (acv or rw)

How to Make Caldo Gallego-Collard Green Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Generously coat bottom of pot with olive oil, add next 6 ingredients. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, add remaining ingredients, continue cooking on medium to low heat until beans and collards are tender.
  2. note: Chorizo! I use BOTH Spanish & Mexican. However either one is optional. The Mexican Chorizo must be removed out of the plastic casing. It adds a lot of flavor and mixes well through out the soup.
  3. note: Can be made with out the chorizo, if you wish for a vegetarian soup. You can also use can beans & can/frozen collards if you wish. 3 cans of each, 1 bag of collards, or 2, depending on size. The potato is also optional. I like vinegar in this soup, some do not. More or less may be added.

Printable Recipe Card

About Caldo Gallego-Collard Green Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




Show 6 Comments & Reviews

13 Quick And Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes

13 Quick and Easy Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Crock Pot soup recipes are so 2017. Welcome to the new year people! Check out these easy, quick and absolutely delicious Instant Pot soup recipes that are sure to become...

13 Bright And Flavorful Summer Soups Recipe

13 Bright and Flavorful Summer Soups

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Soups have a bad-rap for only being associated with winter - but summer is a great time for soups too! Light, healthy, bright and bursting with flavor, these summer soups...