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How to Cook Caldo Gallego Filipino Style (Spanish White Bean Soup)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Beef Recipe
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo beef kenchi boneless shank, cut into cubes
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1/4 kilo white beans
  • 1/2 kilo chicken cut into serving pieces
  • 1 piece Chorizo de Bilbao sliced
  • 5 medium potatoes diced
  • 2 radishes diced (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked garbanzos
  • 1/4 kilo cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup olive oil


    How to cook Caldo Gallego Filipino Style:

    • Soak the beans in water overnight.
    • In a large casserole, put in meat, ham bone and beans.
    • Add water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer.
    • When meat is almost tender, add the chicken. If the soup seems to be too thick, add hot water.
    • When the chicken is nearly done, add the chorizo, potatoes, radish, garbanzos and cabbage. Continue cooking until the potatoes are tender. Add the olive oil or serve on the table.