Caldo Batido is traditional Colombian soup. Very easy to make and the perfect dish for a cold day.
Today's recipe is exactly what I've been craving lately... a comforting Colombian soup. I've made this soup twice now, and it's the perfect recipe when you have a cold, like me.
What is Caldo Batido?
This traditional soup, from Del Valle del Cauca in Colombia, is known as Caldo Batido, literally translated to " Blended Broth" or Caldo de Enfermo, "Sick Person's Broth". It is a simple and comforting soup made with ground beef, water, cumin, parsley and hogao.
Caldo Batido or Caldo de Enfermo
- 1 pound ground beef
- 6 cups water
- 1 cup hogao
- 1 potato diced
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- Place the beef and water in the blender and blend for about 2 minutes.
- Place the beef mixture in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the potatoes, hogao, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Add fresh parsley and serve immediately.
More Soups to Try
Ajiaco (Chicken and Potato Soup)
Green Plantain Chips and Beef Soup
Wow - delicious and FULL of flavor - I've never heard of hogao before - wonderful!
Such a beautiful soup!!
The translation of the soup is perfect..Just plain language. Soup is ideal when you are under the weather. Your traditional Colombian soup fits the bill. Thanks for sharing. I hope you are feeling better soon.
This is so different. I've never seen a recipe where you blend the meat with water before cooking. I bet it is just full of flavor, especially with the hogao in there!
This is great! My grandma's "sopa de enfermo" is mostly a simply broth with chicken. Quick question: The directions say add potatoes but they are not in the ingredients?
Maria Carolina- The potato is optional.
hey Erica, i looove your website! my hubby is from envigado and im from michigan so i have used your recipes at least 3 or 4 days out of the wk the past few yrs and hes super grateful for you posting them so i can make them 🙂 do you think you can put more of what you feed your baby? that would be great for my little kids so they can know colombian kid food!!! thanks!
Nicole, I have some baby food recipes and I will post them ASAP! Thank for your comment.
It looks so good to me, I love blended soups! I sure sounds like it is packed with flavor too!
This is a bowl of warm and hearty comfort! I don't think I ever saw a soup where the meat is pureed - I bet it adds a ton of flavor!
That is one of the things I love about your blog. I see ideas and concepts here that I don't see on any other blog that I read.
pureed ground beef, eh? i've never seen that done and used in a soup--how interesting! you're always introducing me to new and fascinating things, erica!
It looks like its packed with so much sabor. Fell better!
Thank you, guys!
I'll try this soup but you can use cilantro instead of parsley, works better for soups...:)
Oooh this looks good! You know what's another good "I'm sick" soup? Changua, you should post a recipe!!
The Changua recipe is here.