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An Easy Cocido Recipe

Cocido is popular dish in Spain, and now that it’s getting colder, it makes a great evening meal in cold London also.  From this you get a very satisfying meat-y drink (or you can add some vermecilli to get a satisfying soup also) and a hearty meal of vegetables and meat.  Here is an easy cocido recipe.

This is cooked in a pressure cooker, so you can use cheaper cuts of meat, and they will become very tender after cooking.

Here is a recipe I was shown; It’s easy and and this one serves 3~6 people.


  • 1 cup dried chick peas (or you can use tinned ones)
  • 1 potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 leek
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • vegetable stock (cube or about 1 teaspoon of powdered stock)
  • Meat.  I’ve used brisket and shin.  Shin tastes the best. about 750gm to 1kg
  • 50gms tocino.  This is a Spanish cured pork belly product (If you can’t find tocino, you can substitute with either streaky bacon makes a good substitute; use 3 or 4 rashers, or some pork belly)

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