Sancocho

Sancocho de Albóndigas (Meatball Soup)

7 comments February 24, 2014
Sancocho de Albondigas (Meatball Soup)

This Sancocho de Albóndigas, is a comforting soup made with meatballs, potatoes, yuca, plantain, corn, onions, peppers, other vegetables, herbs and spices. Sunday afternoons growing up in Colombia would be commonly spent with my uncles, crowded around the television watching soccer, my aunts busy in the kitchen talking and cooking with Mamita, while us kids […]

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Sancocho de Cola (Oxtail Colombian Soup)

8 comments March 21, 2013
Sancocho de Cola

Sancocho is a popular soup in Colombia and elsewhere in Latin America and is a hearty and filling soup. The name of the dish “Sancocho” comes from the Spanish verb “sancochar“, which in English means to Parboil. There are many variations of sancocho in Colombia, each region preparing it in its own way. But, it […]

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Sancocho o Sopa de Guandú (Pigeon Peas Colombian Soup)

6 comments March 4, 2013
Sancocho o Sopa de Guandu

Sancocho o Sopa de Guandú is a traditional Colombian soup from the Atlantic Coast of the country. It is a thick, rich, hearty and comforting soup, and the contrast of flavors and textures is amazing. Like other Colombian soups, Sancocho de Guandú is also considered a great cure for hangovers. If you are a regular […]

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Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

6 comments December 17, 2012
Sancocho Costeño (Atlantic Coast Sancocho)

Sancocho is a hearty soup made with meats and vegetables, in a broth usually flavored with herbs (cilantro or parsley), combined with achiote, garlic, onion, scallions and bell peppers. There are many variations of Sancocho, dependent on the region of Colombia. This dish warms the soul, heart and body, and is exactly what I expect […]

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COLOMBIAN CHICKEN SANCOCHO (SANCOCHO DE GALLINA O VALLUNO)

73 comments April 22, 2009
Sancocho

Sancocho is a common Colombian dish that you can make with fish, plantain, beef, chicken, pigeon peas or pork. Sancocho de gallina or Sancocho Valluno is originally from the Colombian Region El Valle. Traditionally this soup is made with hens, but you can use chicken too. I have a lot of good memories associated with […]

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