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Cocido Madrileño

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Spanish


Cocido madrileño or Madrilenian stew is a Spanish dish made out of mixed meats, sausages, vegetables and chickpeas. This traditional Spanish dish was created during the Middle Ages and evolved from a dish called adafina.


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 500g beef brisket
  • 1 pc whole pork leg, sliced
  • 1 pc beef bone marrow, cut in half
  • 3 pcs chorizo, sliced
  • 1 morcilla (black pudding), sliced
  • 6 pcs streaky bacon, sliced
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 2 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 3 pcs small onion, studded with 2 cloves each
  • 1/2 savoy cabbage, quartered
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 pc leek, sliced
  • 2 medium sized potato, cubed
  • salt


  1. In a large pot place bone marrow, beef brisket, pork leg, garlic, bay leaves and peppercorn. Add enough water to cover then simmer for 1 hour, adding water if necessary.
  2. Add the onions with cloves, black pudding, chorizo, bacon, carrots and potatoes. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Finally add the cabbage and leeks, season with salt then simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the marrow from the pot then set aside.
  5. Place meats and vegetables in a large bowl then extract the marrow from the bone, mix it in the bowl and pour some soup then serve.