Recipe by NannyMarvel
I first tried this recipe while traveling in Chile. I later found that it originated in Spain and migrated over to Chile. The Chilean version is a little different than the original Spanish one but I personally prefer it. Be prepared - it's a rich dish and rather time consuming, but perfect for a cold winter evening.
- 1 lb dried garbanzo beans (washed and sorted)
- 1⁄2 lb raw bacon, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 -4 lbs country-style boneless pork ribs, cut in chunks
- 2 linguica sausage, cut in chunks
- 1 cup white rice
- 1 small head cabbage, cut in quarters and then cut the quarters in half
- Tabasco sauce (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Place the garbanzo beans, bacon and onion in a stockpot. Cover with two inches of water. Bring to a boil, turn heat down and simmer until the garbanzo beans are just starting to get tender (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
- Add pork chunks and linquica chunks to the pot. Add more water to cover the contents to about 1 inch above. Stir, cover the pot and simmer until the meat is done (1 to 1 1/2 hours). Add more water during cooking, if necessary) to keep it about 1 inch above contents.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the rice to the pot with 2 more cups of water and stir. Place the cabbage on top, sprinkle with Tabasco sauce, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Let sit off heat for 20 minutes before serving.
- Serve with a bottle of Tabasco sauce and a bowl of olive oil on the table. A loaf of good crusty French bread and a nice red wine makes an unforgettable meal.