#4: Andorra

Andorra is a teeny-tiny country in the mountains between Spain and France. We were cooking this meal on a snow day in January and it was perfect! Escudella is the national dish of Andorra, and it’s a stew made up of meat, carbs, and some hearty veggies.

Time: 2 1/2 hr

Ingredients (8 servings – but honestly, probably more):

1 small green cabbage

1 can of white beans

1 can of chickpeas

1 lbs of ground pork

2 chicken breasts

1/2 a ham steak

2 marrow bones (you can also use ham scraps or something similar)

1/4 cup white rice

1/2 cup shell noodles

2 white potatoes


Beef broth or bullion

3 cloves of garlic

Olive Oil


Heat olive oil in a large pot. Roll your pork into balls and sear on all sides.

Cut your ham into 1″ x 1″ cubes and add to the pot.


Add your chicken, and bones to the pot. Cover with water (8-9 cups).

Allow to simmer for 2 hours.

Remove the bones, shred the chicken, and add bullion to taste (if you were unable to find marrow bones, you may need a little more).

Add in the remaining ingredients (beans, rice, noodles, potatoes, cabbage).

Allow to simmer for another 30 minutes.

Once everything is cooked though, ladle into a bowl and serve.


Ingredients:★★★★★ (5/5)

All of the ingredients were easy to find or substitute for things you can find. Luckily, we were able to find pig bones and those worked just fine! Everything else was easy to find at Walmart or another local grocery store. This was a really simple dish to make, with really simple ingredients. You may already have a lot of the items in your fridge.

Time: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Though it takes a long time, there is very little hands-on work, so you can binge-watch your favorite show, fold laundry, or nap while this simmers away on the stove.

Taste: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

The combination of meat and broth was a bit too salty for me, but I think if we replaced some of the bullion/broth with plain water it would have been great! Everything else was well-seasoned from the salty broth and it was the PERFECT meal to eat during a snowstorm.

Price (per serving) (Each $ represents $5): $ (1/5)

Although there are a lot of things in this dish, it makes a ton of food! And, most of the items are pretty cheap! Like I mentioned, it’s easy to make swaps with any ingredients that are in your budget or are things you like.

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