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Sancocho de Uña

Sancocho o Sopa de Uña (Green Plantain Soup)

Erica Dinho
5 from 12 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 to matoes diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tsp achiote or color
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 10 cups water/broth
  • 11/2 pounds beef bones or beef ribsu20281 pound beef cut into pieces
  • 4 green plantains peeled and cut into pieces using your hands
  • 1 pound yuca peeled and cut in chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pot, add the onions, garlic, tomatoes, bell pepper, cumin, achiote, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  • Add the water or broth, the beef bones, the meat chunks, and plantain pieces.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce temperature and simmer for about 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Add the yuca pieces and continue simmering for another 30 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve warm with avocado, white rice and hot sauce on the side.
Keyword colombian soup
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