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Chorizo and Garbanzo Bean Soup

Contributed By: Jeff, FL | See all of Jeff's recipes
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Rating: 3.5   Reviews: 8 See Reviews
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Active Time:  1 Hour
Total Time:  3 Hours
  10 Servings
A hearty, delicious, quick, easy and surprisingly healthy soup.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
4 carrots diced or sliced on the bias.
1 medium onion diced.
3-4 ribs of celery with leaves diced or sliced on the bias.
A couple of sticks of chorizo sliced thinly on the bias.  About 1/2 pound.  Smoked chorizo is best.
5-14 ounce cans of garbanzo beans (chick peas) drained.
Quart of chicken stock.  Usually takes a quart and 1/2.
Extra virgin olive oil.
Fresh loaf  of Cuban or French bread.
1 cup fresh cilantro chopped.
Lemons cut into quarters - remove as many seeds as possible.
1 tablespoon Cumin
2 tablespoons kosher salt.
Black pepper to taste.
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DIRECTIONS
Preparation


In a large stew pot, saute carrots over medium heat in a little vegetable or peanut oil until the carrots are softened. About 5 minutes.


Add the onion to the carrots and sauté until the onions wilt. About 5 minutes.


Add the celery to the carrots and onions until the celery wilts. About 5 minutes.


Throw in a couple of grinds of black pepper to taste.


Throw in about a tablespoon of cumin.


Stir it all around.


Add the chorizo and stir it all around. Cook for about 5 minutes.


Add the garbanzo beans and stir.


Add the chicken stock and stir. Stock should cover the beans by an inch. Add more stock if needed.


Drizzle about a teaspoon of olive oil on top.


Cover and simmer on low until the garbanzo beans are just starting to get tender. Test often at least every 30 minutes.


Puree a cup of the soup mixture and add it back to the soup.


Serving


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Slice the bread on the bias about 1/4 inch thick.


Lightly brush each side of the bread with olive oil.


Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.


Bake in oven until slightly brown.


Remove from oven.


Scoop up a couple of spoons of the soup into a bowl.


Sprinkle with some cilantro.


Lightly drizzle with olive oil.


Squeeze some lemon juice on top.


Serve with toast points.


Fresh grated Manchego cheese over the top adds a nice touch.


Date Added: 09/15/2010
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Rating: 5
by: Robin, MA Reviewed: 01/21/2013
Best Soup Ever with Delicious Flavor
Easy Soup to make with a delicious smokey flavor and fills your stomach. Chorizo gives it a nice little bite of spice and garbanzo beans offer some weight to the soup. I would make this in a heart beat again. I am not a big soup eater but this soup was fantastic. Awesome recipe and the toasted french bread with olive oil was amazing as well.
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