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Garbanzos with Chorizo and Peppers Recipe - Titos de Gamonal


Titos de Gamonal - Garbanzos with Chorizo and Peppers (c)

Titos de Gamonal - Garbanzos with Chorizo and Peppers

Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to About.com
Garbanzos are cooked with red peppers, chorizo and paprika, making a rich and filling soup. "Titos" are a legume that is similar in appearance to garbanzos and were commonly eaten a century ago when other beans weren’t available. This traditional dish is prepared in the Gamonal neighborhood of Burgos and thousands of servings are distributed free to residents of Burgos on St. Anthony’s feast day in January. We've simplified the recipe by using canned garbanzos.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 1.5 lb Spanish chorizo sausage
  • 2 red peppers
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 24-32 oz beef broth
  • 5 cans (15 oz each) garbanzos
  • 2 medium potatoes (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp smoked Spanish paprika
  • salt to taste


This garbanzo recipe makes 4 servings.

Peel and finely chop the onion. Cut the chorizo sausage lengthwise. Rinse and dry peppers.

Heat olive oil in a large heavy-bottom frying pan. When hot, sauté the onions. When onions are translucent, add the peppers and chorizo and brown on all sides.

Heat 24 oz of beef stock in a large stock pot. Open cans of garbanzos and drain. Once drained, add garbanzos, bay leaf and paprika to pot. Add onions, chorizo and peppers and stir. Simmer on low. To thicken, peel and cut potatoes into fourths and add to pot. Add salt to taste. Pour in more stock if needed.

Simmer until peppers and potatoes are soft and liquid is slightly reduced. Remove bay leaf and serve in bowls with rustic bread.

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