Guisado de Cerdo


This hearty pork stew has its origins in Spain and Latin America. Pig's tails and ears can be specially ordered from some butchers. Chorizo is a spicy Spanish sausage, look for it in some grocery stores and Latin markets. Pancetta is an Italian-style bacon. It makes a wonderful and filling meal. Be sure and serve it with lots of fresh bread!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound dry garbanzo beans

  • 1 pig's tail, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 2 pig's ears, chopped

  • 1 pound chorizo, sliced into chunks

  • ½ pound pork shoulder, cubed

  • 6 ounces pancetta bacon, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 carrots, coarsely chopped

  • 4 stalks celery, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place garbanzo beans in a large container and fill with water to cover. Let soak overnight.

  2. Drain beans and place soaked beans in a large stock pot. Add the pig's tail, pig's ears, pig's shoulder, chorizo, pancetta, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, bell pepper, paprika and salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Fill pot with water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Skim fat from liquid's surface, as needed and serve!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

779 Calories
50g Fat
42g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 779
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 63%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1005mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 26mg 128%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1109mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.