Cocido (Sausage, cabbage, chickpea Soup)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 238.2
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.5 mg
  • Sodium: 381.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
  • Protein: 18.5 g

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I think of this a comfort food. I think of this a comfort food.
Number of Servings: 8


    1/2 pound turkey sausage, halved lengthwise then sliced 1/2-inch thick
    5 oz Beef, top sirloin, cut to bite size
    1 small head or 1/2 large head, shredded
    1/2 C onion
    1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 large carrot, peeled and grated
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 fresh or dry bay leaf
    1 (15-ounce) can chick peas, drained
    6 cups water or chicken stock
    3/4 to 1 pound boneless skinless chicken
    1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika or paprika
    1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, 2 handfuls, and divided
    2 cups whole pasta, cooked
    Garnish with
    1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley1 lemon, zested
    1 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    2 firm plum tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped


Heat a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium to medium high heat with zero calorie spray. Add turkey sausage and steak and cook 2 to 3 minutes. To meat, add cabbage and begin to cook it down. Add onion, carrot to cabbage. Season with salt and pepper and bay leaf and sweat the vegetables 3 to 4 minutes. Add chick peas and water/chicken stock to the pot, cover to bring up to a boil.
Uncover pot and turn heat back a bit but keep at a low boil. Stir chicken into soup.

While the soup cooks, combine parsley with lemon zest, and chopped garlic Place seeded and chopped tomatoes in a small bowl and combine with lemon-garlic-parsley mixture.

Serve Cocido in shallow bowls and top with spoonfuls of tomato topping to stir in.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BOXERMOM19.

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  • Incredible!
    My sister's husbands sister (boy is that a mouthful) makes this and it definitely is "comfort food" :) - 2/4/08

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