Spanish Puchero

1 / 2 kgr chickpeas
1 / 2 kgr (pieces of: panceta, pig trotter, pig cheek)

1 / 4 kgr Beef shank
2 old chicken drumstick
4 Spanish Sausage "chorizo"

2 Potatoes
2 Carrots
Handful of green beans
1 Onion
4 cloves of garlic1 Piece of celery
1/2 cup of black olives
1 cup of tomatoes crunched
1 tbsp of Spicy Paprika
1 tsp pf turmeric
Fresh herbs of your choice (Basil, thyme, marjoram, oregano)Salt & Pepper

Soak the chickpeas overnight in water with a pinch of bicarbonate of soda. Bicarbonate of soda will help when cooking the beans and will ensure that they are softened.

The best way to cook Puchero is to use a pressure cooker, it will only take 1 hour, but if you cook it with a normal pot it will take about 4 hours for the chickpeas to cook and soften. Before you put the chickpeas into the pot be sure you have rinsed them thouroughly. 

So, put everything in the pot: chickpeas, meat and vegetables. Cover all the ingredients with water and add salt. Seal the pressure cooker and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes. At this point, open the pot and taste for seasoning. If needed add salt and then let  boil for several minutes