I moved to Toronto days before my 20th birthday. On my first morning there, I went for a walk along Queen Street West that took me to Edwards Books & Art where I bought two cookbooks.
One of these was Bean Feast: An International Collection of Recipes for Beans, Lentils, and Dried Pulses, by Valerie Turvey. A recipe for this garbanzo bean soup was in it. I made it almost immediately, and have been making it ever since. The other cookbook was titled Going Bananas and there will be recipes inspired from that as well.
- 1 cup black garbanzo beans
- Smoked ham hock
- ½ lb smoked ham from the hock
- 2 cured chorizo
- 1 small head of garlic
- 1 white onion
- 2 Tbsp Spanish paprika
- 1 lb red potatoes
- Soak the garbanzo beans for 12 or more hours. Drain.
- Assemble your ingredients and dice the onions
- Put the beans, hock, ham, chorizo, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and paprika in a soup pot
- Cook for 4-6 hours
- 40 minutes before serving, remove the ham hock, ham, and chorizo
- After cooling, slice the chorizo, cube the ham, and add them back into the soup with the potatoes.
- Either add the potatoes 30 minutes before serving, or over pre-cooked potatoes when done – a household member is doing keto, so we are adding potatoes at the end for those who want them