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Sancocho Colombiano

Sancocho Trifásico (Three Meats Sancocho)

Erica Dinho
5 from 37 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 733 kcal


  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground achiote
  • 3 ears fresh corn cut into 3 pieces
  • 12 cups of water or more if necesary
  • 8 pieces of chicken
  • 1 pound of pork meat or pork ribs
  • 1 pound of beef cut into pieces
  • 2 green plantains peeled and cut crosswise into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 medium white potatoes peeled and cut in half
  • 1 pound frozen or fresh yuca cut into big pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Place the onions, pepper, garlic and cumin in the blender with ¼ cup of water.
  • In a large pot, place the beef, pork, chicken, corn, onion mixture, salt and green plantain. Add the water and bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium and cook for about 45 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes and yuca. Continue cooking for 30 more minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender. Stir in the cilantro.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve in large soup bowls, dividing the meat and chicken and vegetables evenly.


Calories: 733kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 32gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 543mgPotassium: 1622mgFiber: 7gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1448IUVitamin C: 81mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 4mg
Keyword colombian soup, Sancocho
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