Spanish Bean Soup



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I love this soup!  Am I getting obnoxious yet?

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The temperature drops, white stuff falls from the sky and the sun starts setting a 5 pm.  It’s time for soup!  On a cold day I like to curl-up with a blanket on my lap and a big bowl of warm soup.  Especially this soup, because it’s my favorite!

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I love this soup because it’s easy, crazy delicious and makes the best leftovers in the history of soup! When I visit my husband’s family they request that I make a big-o-pot of this soup.

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The first time I ever had Spanish Bean Soup was at the Silver Ring in Downtown Lakeland, FL. Unfortunately it closed a few years ago. They had daily special of a half Cuban sandwich with a cup of soup. But most of the time I would just get a big bowl of Spanish Bean soup with bread and butter, it’s divine.

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When we moved away from Florida I would crave a bowl of Spanish Bean soup.  The only way to curb my craving was to make it myself. Chickpeas, potatoes, andouille and onions simmer together in a savory chicken broth to make big bowls of happiness. Or a bunch of little bowls of happiness, it depends if you want to share.

Spanish Bean Soup

Yield: 6

Serving Size: 1 cup


2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 qt of chicken broth
1 andouille sausage, cut in half and sliced (can also use Kielbasa or Chorizo sausage)
3 red potatoes, quartered & thinly slice
1/2 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup of Goya recaito
1 tbsp of olive oil
salt to taste


Heat 1 Tbs of olive oil in large pot over medium-high heat, add 4 cubes of recaito (1/4 cup), cook until it breaks down, abt. 5 mins.

Add sausage, garlic & onions, cook until onions are soft and translucent, add potatoes and chickpeas, chicken stock & an envelope of sazon, stir.

Turn up the heat and bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Serve hot with bread and butter.

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  1. Amanda M says

    Made this the other weekend and it was delicious. I used a couple slices of bacon chopped to make my oil and then tossed in a good sprinkling of crushed red pepper. My husband said it was so underwhelming that he ate 3 bowls in one sitting ;)

  2. Bob T says

    Good recipe. I make this often, especially in winter. Usually add about 1/2 cup each of chopped celery and carrots and some chopped up leftover ham or pork. Oh, and 2 or 3 chopped garlic cloves. But then, I put garlic in almost everything.

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