How To Cook The Best Sancocho

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Best Sancocho Recipe

Course Soup
Cuisine African
Keyword Vegetable recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 676kcal
Cost $5-20


  • 1/2 kg Chicken breast cut into bite-size
  • 1/2 kg Beef meat cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup Sausage cut into 1-inch long
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed into pieces
  • 1 pc White onion cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 6 cups Chicken broth
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 pc Corn fresh and cut into 2-inch long
  • 1 cup Squash cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups Yucca
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 pc Cassava big and cut into big cubes
  • 8 pcs Chinese parsley leaves
  • 1 pc Taro big and cut into big cubes


  • Season beef and chicken with cumin, oregano, paprika, and garlic.
  • Heat oil in a large pot, then add the seasoned chicken and beef, mix and cover the pot.
  • Add water then bring it to boil for 15 minutes over low heat, and stir it occasionally.
  • After 15 minutes, add onion, stir for 5 minutes, then add yucca, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix and pour the chicken broth and boil for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the chicken and set aside. Boil the beef for another hour.
  • After an hour, add the chicken again into the pot, then add sausage.
  • Boil for another 5 minutes, then add corn, taro, cassava, and Chinese parsley.
  • After 5 minutes, add squash and pour a bit more water. Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Serve in a bowl and enjoy!


Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 2007mg | Potassium: 1668mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4077IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 5mg
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