Recipe - Rancho, a soup from the Minho region | Taste Porto

We Portuguese LOVE soup. From North to South, soup is a staple of our cuisine, and it does not matter whether it’s hot or cold outside. So for today’s recipe, we’ve got “Rancho”, a soup from the Minho region that could be a meal in its own right. Here it is the rancho recipe, for 4 servings.

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  • 350 grams of chickpeas
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 120 grams of macaroni
  • 250 grams of veal trotter
  • 250 grams of pork belly
  • 250 grams of “chouriço”
  • 250 grams of boiled beef
  • 1 dessert spoon of paprika
  • 1 dessert spoon of lard
  • 2 decilitres of olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Rancho recipe

  • Soak the chickpeas for a few minutes
  • Cook all the meat as well as the chickpeas in water and add salt and pepper to taste
  • Meanwhile, fry the chopped onions gently in the lard and olive oil
  • Remove the meat(s) when cooked and dice it in edible cubes
  • Dice the potatoes in small pieces
  • Add the potatoes, the meats and the macaroni back with the chickpeas (the mixture should be thick enough to stand a wooden spoon upright in it)

Season to taste and serve hot! Enjoy a soup that is a meal in itself!

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