Barby's Cocido Madrileño | Madrid's Sunday Lunch Staple



Cocido is to the Madrileños what roast is to the British - the typical dish that you eat on a Sunday in the company of good friends and family. 

Cocido is the perfect healthy comfort food for a cold winter day. The warmth of soup combined with the different textures and flavours of the vegetables, chickpeas and meat, will fill you up with energy to go in a long winter walk in the woods.

We hope you, your friends and your family enjoy the taste of this delicious dish from Madrid for many years to come!

And if one day you want to try el cocido made by the experts, book your ticket to Madrid and visit Casa Lucio Make sure you book in advance as it is as good as it is popular!!




Serves 6
2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans) (approximately 300g)
2L of water
400g shredded beef
400g chicken
200g bacon pieces
1 ham bones
3 or 4 pieces of cooking chorizo
2 cloves of garlic
1 onion
2 carrots
1 leek
2 potatoes
1 bay leaf
Sprinkle of paprika
Olive oil and salt to taste


    Soak the chickpeas in cold water overnight or 12 hours before needed
    In a large pot, place the oil, soaked chickpeas, shredded beef, bacon, bones, garlic and onion. Bring to the boil.

    Remove any foam which has formed on top of the liquid. Boil gently for an hour then add the chorizo, carrots, potatoes and chicken. Continue cooking on a gentle boil for another hour.

    If you want a more substantial meal you can add noodles by separating the liquid from the other ingredients and boiling the noodles until cooked.

    Serve in a large bowl with some crusty bread.