Try This Hearty New Year’s Dominican Sancocho [Recipe]

Dominican Sancocho [Recipe] Latin Biz Today

Make your New Year’s Eve a little more Latino with Sancocho the national dish of the Dominican Republic

Dominicans love a good hearty meal, and during the holidays a common one is Sancocho soup.  It’s a thick stew made with meats, corn, plantains, yams, and sweet potatoes along with some standard Latino seasonings like cilantro.  It’s a special delicious treat to make this during the holidays and it’s amazing for feeding a big family.

Dominican Sancocho Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of chicken, beef, and pork (a mix or your preference)
  • 1 pound of yuca (cassava), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound of ñame (yam), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound of batata (sweet potato), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound of yautía (taro root), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 corn cobs, cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 plantains, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of celery, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups of chicken or beef broth
  • Olive oil for sautéing

Cooking instructions, follow these eight easy steps:

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, red and green bell peppers, and sauté until onions are translucent.
  2. Add the mixed meats (chicken, beef, pork) to cook and brown them on all sides.
  3. Pour in the chicken or beef broth and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Add the yuca, ñame, batata, yautía, corn cobs, and plantains to the pot. Stir well.
  5. Season with oregano, thyme, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir again to combine.
  6. Let the sancocho simmer for about 40-50 minutes or until the root vegetables are tender and the meats are cooked through.
  7. Once done, adjust seasoning if needed. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over the sancocho before serving.
  8. Added bonus for a traditional Dominican side- serve hot with a side of white rice and avocado slices.

Enjoy this hearty Latino Dominican sancocho, a comforting and flavorful stew perfect for gatherings or cozy family dinners!

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