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 a 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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