During the winter months in Alaska, it is nice to sit down with family and enjoy a nice warm hearty meal. This is one that we crave. This is a traditional Cuban dish and they are garlic fanatics. You can use less if you want. Serve it with a rich chewy Cuban bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

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  • Stir chorizo and ham into onion mixture and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix potatoes and turnips into chorizo mixture; pour in chicken stock. Bring stock to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover stockpot, and simmer until potatoes and turnips are tender, about 20 minutes.

  • Increase heat to medium and stir cannellini beans and turnip greens into soup; cook until greens are desired tenderness, at least 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute 1 smoked sausage, such as Polish Kielbasa, for 1 chorizo, if desired.

Kale, chard, or any dark leafy vegetable (besides spinach) can be substituted for the turnip greens.

Ham hock can be used in place of smoked ham.

Nutrition Facts

380 calories; protein 19.4g 39% DV; carbohydrates 29.4g 10% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 45.7mg 15% DV; sodium 1743.1mg 70% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2018
Very similar to one I ate in Spain. Added paprika and black pepper. Will save and make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2015
This recipe is pretty good but it isn't truly authentic. Try using broccoli Rabe for s little bitterness that's nice. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2015
This recipe is pretty good but it isn't truly authentic. Try using broccoli Rabe for s little bitterness that's nice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2018
Very similar to one I ate in Spain. Added paprika and black pepper. Will save and make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2018
We made this to use up some turnip greens we had. The changes we made were that we added a couple more potatoes because although we had turnip greens we didn't have any turnips on hand. We also added bit of chopped bell pepper and just a handful of shredded carrots we had leftover from other recipes. Other than that we followed the recipe and the family said it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2018
Everyone loved it!!! I used more turnips and greens than it says and changed the sausage only cause that's what I had on hand. This is now one of our favorites! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/16/2019
Caldo gallego is from Galicia Spain . Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2019
Absolutely delicious. I didn't find turnip greens at the market and I substituted kale. We just came back from Spain and it will now be my version for my friends here at home. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2019
Not sure where "this dish from Cuba" came from as the name states it's from Galicia Spain and it's like their version of a cassoulette. It is delicious on a cold winter night! Make sure you use Spanish Chorizo and NOT Mexican chorizo and the original recipe calls for smoked ham hocks and Spanish Chorizo not ham and polish sausage. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2019
Very tasty. Will be making this again. I used 1/2 the garlic. Next time I ll go all in. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2020
Very yummy! I will definitely be making this again!!! Read More