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Garbanzo Bean Soup

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“This recipe comes courtesy of my MIL, Linda. I have not made this recipe yet, but think I will make it over the Thanksgiving holiday. My DH requested that I get this recipe from her and swears it is outstanding! 11-25-07 UPDATE: Made this the night before Thanksgiving for a quick and easy meal and it was great! Had a couple of issues with the chorizo sausage I bought because it turned out to not be in a casing, but other then that it was great. Would definitely make this again.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight with 1 tsp salt and sufficient water to cover.
  2. Before cooking, drain salted water and recover with fresh water.
  3. To cook beans, bring to a rapid boil. During cooking, never let the water stop boiling. (This is the secret which softens the beans.).
  4. Cook beans and ham hock at least 4 hours. You have to stir often to prevent sticking on bottom.
  5. About 1 hour before serving, add the onions, potatoes, carrots and slice chirizo to pot. When adding other ingredients, turn heat up to prevent boiling from stopping. This ensures tender beans.

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