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Sancocho de Pollo y Costilla de Res (Chicken and Beef Ribs Soup)

Sancocho de Pollo y Costilla de Res (Chicken and Beef Ribs Soup)

Erica Dinho
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 529 kcal


  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground achiote or color
  • 12 cups water, or more if necessary
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 2 pounds short beef ribs
  • 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
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot, place the chicken, beef ribs, 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, dispersing the ribs, chicken and vegetables evenly.


Calories: 529kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 58gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 237mgSodium: 266mgPotassium: 938mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 76IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Colombian sancocho, Sancocho
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