Stew - Colombia - Sancocho Antioqueño
150 mins (prep 30, cooking 120)
22 ingredients
12-16 servings
Sancocho is the staple food of my home state of Antioquia in Colombia. As with everything in this world, there are many varieties of sancocho not only within Colombia, but also throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. This recipe is my favorite because it utilizes four different types of meat whose flavors mix in an incredible taste sensation. Sancocho must be prepared in stages due to the cooking time differential of the various ingredients so give yourself three or four hours and be patient. The results are definitely worth the wait. By the way, I have not found a way of making just a small amount of sancocho so be prepared for lots of yummy leftovers unless, like my grandma did, you invite the entire family over for Sunday lunch.

Categories:  low-cholesterol , low-calorie , poultry , main-dish , beef , meat , pork , south-american , <-4-hours , brunch , colombian , low-in... , healthy-2 , low-sodium , from-scratch , time-to-make ,
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  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 lb beef (i use beef short ribs but any kind of roast will do cut into large chunks.)
  • 1 lb pork (i use part of a shoulder roast cut into large chunks.)
  • 4 chorizo sausage, links (cut the links into 1 inch slices)
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (i use these bone-in and mostly for flavor)
  • 24 small new potatoes (if not available, 4 large yellow potatoes cut into chunks.)
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • 4 plantains (green, peeled and cut into 2 inch round chunks)
  • 2 plantains (ripe, scrubbed and washed, cut into 2 inch slices, do not peel, cook with the peel on.)
  • 3 ears corn (shucked and cut into 2 inch round chunks)
  • 1 lb cassava (yuca, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks.)
  • 4 green onions (whole)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley (this is optional, i personally don't care for parsley. use as you would the cilantro) (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon goya seasoning (sazon goya with cilantro and achiote for extra flavor and color) (optional)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


Serving Size (119.03 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 458.0 Calories from Fat 356.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39.64g 731.84%
Saturated Fat 14.56g 873.83%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 61.61mg 246.46%
Sodium 1147.2mg 573.6%
Total Carbohydrate 14.39g 57.55%
Dietary Fiber 0.68 g 32.66%
Sugars 0.64 g %
Protein 10.18g 244.31%
Vitamin A 4.91IU% Vitamin C 7.79mg%
Calcium 12.1mg% Iron 1.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken drumsticks, small new potatoes, ears corn, fresh cilantro, fresh parsley, ground cumin, goya, salt and pepper