Sudado de Cerdo (Colombian Pork Stew)

by Erica Dinho on May 21, 2010

Sudado de Cerdo

So, what is Sudado? It literally translates as “sweaty”. Yummy huh? But in a food context, Sudado is a traditional Colombian stew with many variations such as Pork, Beef, Chicken, Fish and Meatballs Sudado. There are also variations in the vegetables used. Potatoes, yuca, carrots and plantains are some of the more common ones. It is a popular dish all over the country and one of my favorite Colombian meals.

Do you have those dishes that you want to make because you need comfort food and because they remind you of what your mom used to make when you were a child? Sudado is that kind of food for me. When I make it, I remember every detail of those family meals. I love this dish with white rice, avocado and tomato salad on the side.



(4-6 servings)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds pork loin chops
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sazon goya with azafran
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound yuca
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • Fresh cilantro


  1. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until onions are translucent, about 3 minutes. Then add the tomatoes, scallions, garlic, salt and ground pepper and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  2. Add the pork, water, sazon goya and cumin powder. Reduce the heat to medium low cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the potatoes, yuca, carrots and cilantro and cook for an additional 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Serve over white rice.
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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa May 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Yum. Would love that right about now!


2 Sunita May 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Lovely recipe; love recipes that reminds one of home, the memories add to the taste :-)


3 Lyndsey May 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM

This looks very good. I love remembering the family meals. I didn’t always like what my mom made and can’t believe how picky and eater I used to be.( Funny, now I think my parents are more picky than I was.)


4 Sandra G. May 21, 2010 at 8:22 PM

A different way to cook pork! yummy.


5 KennyT May 21, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Yes, I do, steamed pork cake with salted duck egg. :) Photo link here: (copied from a local HK newspaper)


6 Ivy May 22, 2010 at 3:52 AM

It’s quite different than what I am used to as these ingredients were not available when I was at home but the pork stew sounds delicious.


7 Joanne May 22, 2010 at 6:53 AM

This sounds delicious…I love the veggies that are in it – yucca and plantain heaven. Comfort foods are the best. Any type of lasagna or baked pasta reminds me of my mom since that was my favorite thing that she would make!


8 grace May 22, 2010 at 8:23 AM

sweaty pig, eh? i’ve used that phrase to describe myself after a particularly invigorating workout. :)
tasty dish, erica!


9 norma May 22, 2010 at 10:18 AM

After last night….I need this…delicious


10 Carla May 22, 2010 at 5:06 PM

What a funny translation. Beautiful recipe though. I am a great fan of yucca. This is one for me to try for certain. Thanks.


11 tasteofbeirut May 22, 2010 at 5:47 PM

I would love to try this stew; I have never used yuca in cooking and I am intrigued by it; bet it adds a richness of flavor.


12 Chris May 22, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Pork chop stew, I love it! Those flavors must rock together. I have several Columbian recipes to try from Raichlen’s Planet BBQ Book, I’m just behind. I’m curious to see how authentic they are in your eyes:)


13 Faith May 23, 2010 at 2:20 PM

This stew looks very tasty and comforting…definitely a meal that reminds me of home! :)


14 Erica May 23, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Hi everyone, Thanks for the comments!


15 Oysterculture May 23, 2010 at 11:55 PM

Oh look at those colors – its like a plate of sunshine. I cannot wait to try this stew. I walked by a Columbian restaurant today which I made my hubby promise me we are going to soon. I have been so inspired after all your wonderful posts.


16 Barbara May 24, 2010 at 8:20 AM

A great recipe with a not-so-great name! :)
I’ve never tried yucca…would love to though.


17 Christine @ Fresh Local and Best May 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM

This is another great stew! I like that there strands of saffron with starchy potatoes and yucca, amid big slices of pork.


18 Diana November 10, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I e-mailed this recipe to my husband so he can have it ready for dinner last night when I got home and the house smelled delicious! The only thing he changed was substitute the onion and scallion for onion powder since I won’t touch them with a 10 foot pole. It snowed last night here in Denver and it was such a treat to have this for dinner. Erica, ¡muchísimas gracias nuevamente!


19 Diana Lopez November 22, 2010 at 5:21 PM

I made this again with pork ribs instead and it was fantastic!


20 george ordonez September 1, 2012 at 7:43 PM

i too am a second generation colombian american. i was born in Denver, Colorado but my parents are both born and raised in Colombia. thanks alot for the recipe. i am making this right now as i am typing this. i tasted the stew and tastes amazing.. bye and take care.


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