Olla podrida

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Olla podrida
Olla podrida Covarrubias - Santaorosia Photographic Colectivity.jpg
Type Stew
Course main course
Place of origin Spain
Main ingredients Pork and beans, meats, vegetables
Cookbook: Olla podrida  Media: Olla podrida

Olla podrida (lit. "rotten pot") is a Spanish stew made from pork and beans and an inconsistent, wide variety of other meats and vegetables, often including chickpeas, depending on the recipe used. The meal is traditionally prepared in a clay pot over several hours. It is eaten as a main course, sometimes as a single dish, and sometimes with ingredients separated (i.e., meats from the rest, or liquids from solids). It is a specialty of the city of Burgos.

It was mentioned by Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) in his Address to a Haggis under the name olio:

Is there that o're his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi' perfect scunner,
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?

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