|Sancochos being served|
Another traditional Colombian soup recipe requires that families put in the soup pot everything they have in the fridge, making a sancocho. Easy, right?
Literally translated as ‘mess’, the name was derived from the variety of ingredients of the soup, a mix of everything. It is commonly made in Colombia and South America. The VIPs of ingredients are meat and carbs. The one that I tried was a home-made concoction of yucca, potato, corn, and beef ribs. It takes two solid hours of boiling to make a soup, making it comparable to a nutritious Cantonese ‘old fire soup’ that takes 2-3 hours on high heat.