A very flavorful Puerto Rican soup I got from one of my co-workers. It is fast, easy, and most of all delicious! I start it the night before serving by cooking the broth, onions, potatoes, and chorizo. That way the next day after work, all I have to do is add the remaining ingredients and heat through.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
55 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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  • Pour the chicken stock into a large pot. Add the onion, ham, chorizo sausage, white beans, potatoes, spinach and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat for 45 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 20.7g 41% DV; carbohydrates 24.7g 8% DV; fat 16.7g 26% DV; cholesterol 45mg 15% DV; sodium 947mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
Sorry my friend got this recipe while she lived in Puerto Rico I assumed it was Puerto Rican. I didnt mean to insult anyone. I am truly sorry. I still love the soup!! I do the broth onion ham. chorize garlic and potatoes the night before. Put in the fridge and take the grease off the top the next day and add the beans and spinach. The flavors all infuse together and make it extra yummy. That is the is trick! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2008
This an insult to any Spaniards...considering I myself am Gallego. This soup come from Galicia which is a region of Spain right next to Portugal. Kale is the staple here not spinach. I suggest finding an authentic recipe. But I did make this to taste it and it is very good....it's just NOT caldo gallego by any means. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
06/20/2008
This an insult to any Spaniards...considering I myself am Gallego. This soup come from Galicia which is a region of Spain right next to Portugal. Kale is the staple here not spinach. I suggest finding an authentic recipe. But I did make this to taste it and it is very good....it's just NOT caldo gallego by any means. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2012
Sorry my friend got this recipe while she lived in Puerto Rico I assumed it was Puerto Rican. I didnt mean to insult anyone. I am truly sorry. I still love the soup!! I do the broth onion ham. chorize garlic and potatoes the night before. Put in the fridge and take the grease off the top the next day and add the beans and spinach. The flavors all infuse together and make it extra yummy. That is the is trick! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
I've now made this soup several times and it is one of my husband's new favourites...with good reason. It is substantial enough to have as a meal served with some crusty bread. I add a few drops of liquid smoke to it and it's a nice complement. Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
This is a recipe that has been in my family for years. Although it isn't actually from Puerto Rico but from Spain (Galicia Spain to be exact hence the name Caldo GALLEGO) the recipe is extremely accurate and very delicious. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2011
The soup did not tase bad. But it is NOT however Caldo Gallego. I am from Galicia Spain where this dish originated from and grew up eating this dish. There are many more ingredients that were omiited like salt pork kale pigs feet chicken and beef. This is more of a quick fix version with not nearly half of the authentic taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2011
We loved this soup! I sauteed the meat and onions before adding to the broth and added 1/2tsp black pepper and 1/4tsp cayenne pepper. Healthy and satisfying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2012
I added 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper. We both thought it was excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2015
It was so delicious and easy to make! My boyfriend loved t so very much and it was big enough for us to both take leftovers to work. The only thing I did different was that I put a bit of hot sauce in the soup. I will next time put just 4 to 6 cups of chicken broth and then 2 cups of water just because it was just a little bit too salty for me. The ham and chorizo already has its own natural salts I don't think I need to add anymore too it. But it was still great!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2008
We loved this soup! I used fresh spinach instead of frozen. The chorizo I used was so spicy it gave the whole pot of soup a kick. I will definately make it again. Read More
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