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Recipe Sancocho

Recipe Sancocho

Recipe Sancocho


2 pounds beef short ribs

1/4 pound smoked ham, diced

4 quarts chicken stock or water

1/2 cup basic Recaito

1 cup tomato sauce

1 pound calabaza (pumpkin),peeled and diced in 1-inch cubes

1 pound yautia (taro root),peeled and diced in 1-inch cubes

1 pound apio ñame (yam),peeled and diced in 1-inch cubes

1 pound yuca (cassava), peeled and diced in 1-inch cubes

2 medium green plantains, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces

3 ears fresh corn, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 quart water


In a big soup pot, combine all the ingredients, including all the root vegetables. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 40 to 60 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. Adjust the seasonings.


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