Garbure recipe

Origin : Pyrénées
Garbure recipe
Preparation time
30 min
Cooking time
180 min

Some history

Linguists are still trying to figure out where the name of this cabbage soup comes from. Does "garbure" come from the Spanish "garbias" (stew) or the Gascon "garburo"? One thing is sure, what was daily fare in Gascony now has its own World Championship! Every year, during the first weekend of September, in Oloron-Sainte-Marie in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the "Garburade" attracts around thirty teams to create the best "garbure". Now you have everything you need to compete yourself!


  • 1 cabbage
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 turnips
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 onions
  • 1kg potatoes
  • 200g white beans
  • 2 pork knuckles
  • 400g ham


Soak the beans overnight before you use them.

Slice the vegetables.

Slightly brown them in a casserole dish.

Add the pork knuckle, ham, beans, cabbage leaves and the diced potatoes.

Cover with water and boil the preparation on a low heat for 3 to 4 hours.



Thanks : 

Recipe made by Mickey Bourdillat, master chef of Le Matafan from Chamonix.

Wine suggestion

Gamay from Savoie
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