Rancho Canario Recipe - Canary Islands Traditional Food

Rancho Canario is a traditional Canarian soup from the Canary Islands. We visited four of the Canary Islands – Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, and Lanzarote. Each island and restaurant made it slightly different, and I imagine it must vary from family to family as well. For me, the taste was a little similar to Portuguese Bean Soup from Hawaii except instead of kidney beans there were chick peas.

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The soup is thick, hearty, and very filling. In restaurants it's in the appetizer section, but it could easily be a main dish. It generally comes with chicken and sausage, onions, carrots, potatoes, noodles, and chick peas, but again each place has its own variation. I enjoyed all of the variations we tried, but my favorites were the ones with beef, potatoes, and noodles.

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Whether in Tenerife or La Palma, the soup was delicious! It's definitely a dish you should try when visiting the Canary Islands. I think it should be easy to make at home as well. Here are a couple of recipes that seem pretty easy to follow: 
https://www.guidetocanaryislands.com/rancho-canario-recipe/
https://www.advartis.com/traditional-canarian-food-recipes/rancho-canario-recipe/

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Let me know if you use them and try them out! I think you could also replace the chicken or beef with ham, and add in cabbage if you'd like and it would still be delicious!

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