The name for this traditional Spanish stew literally means “I sowed a garbanzo.” The recipe comes from a close friend’s grandmother, Bibi, who created it along with her parents more than a century ago in Asturias, Spain. It’s a one-pot meal with a hearty blend of steak, chorizo and ham. The proteins accent the traditional Spanish flavors of the stew, including a mix of onion, green pepper and garlic. This blended trio of ingredients is known as “sofrito,” and is a common base to many Spanish dishes.

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Bibi's Cocido de Garbanzo Stew

The name for this traditional Spanish stew literally means “I sowed a garbanzo.” The recipe comes from a close friend’s grandmother, Bibi, who created it along with her parents more than a century ago in Asturias, Spain. It’s a one-pot meal with a hearty blend of steak, chorizo and ham.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 white onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (8-oz.) can plain tomato sauce
  • 1/2 lb. flank steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 chorizo links, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 lb. smoked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans garbanzo beans in liquid
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon All Spice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

Instructions 

  • Begin by pulsing together the onion, green pepper and garlic in a food processor or blender (this is the "sofrito" base).
  • Heat 3 Tablespoons of olive oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat, then add the sofrito and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and the cubed flank steak. Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the cubed chorizo, cubed ham and garbanzo beans (with liquid) to the saucepan.
  • Dissolve in the beef bouillon cubes.
  • Add the All Spice, oregano, paprika and cubed potatoes. Cover with lid and reduce to medium-low heat.
  • Let the stew simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, until the meat is tender and the potatoes are cooked.
  • Serve the stew with crunchy bread.
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Nutrition

Calories: 651kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 43g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 2470mg, Potassium: 1502mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 635IU, Vitamin C: 42.5mg, Calcium: 152mg, Iron: 9.2mg

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  1. 4 stars
    I make beef stew every winter but decided to switch it up and make this instead. It was a hit! My husband went back for seconds, and thirds :)

  2. Great recipe, but let me clarify the error in your translation, where a ‘c’ and not an ‘s’ makes a big difference. Cocido de Garbanzo means garbanzo stew, from cocer, “to cook”. To sew is coser, something well “cosido” is well stitched or sewn.