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Elba's Sancocho-Caribbean Soup

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  Pork ribs/Chicken or beef 1 3⁄4 Pound
  Sweet pepper 1 (seeded, rinced and chopped)
  Green bell pepper 1 , roughly chopped
  Salt 2 Tablespoon, divided
  Cilantro leaves 3 , roughly chopped (rinsed and chopped)
  Onion 1 Large, roughly chopped
  Tomatoes 2 Large, roughly chopped
  Water 12 Cup (192 tbs)
  Squash 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Yautia blanca 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Yautia lila 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Sweet potato 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Spanish yam 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Idaho potato 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Yuca 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Green plantain 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut
  Corn 2 , quartered
  Sofrito 3 Tablespoon
  Bay leaf 1 Large
  Tomato sauce 4 Ounce

1. In pot heat water, add in onion, tomatoes, peppers and salt. Boil for few minutes.
2. Add in meat pieces, stir and bring to boil. Turn the heat to medium high. Simmer for 90 minutes.
3. Add root vegetables to the pot – squash, yautia blanca, yautia lila, sweet potato, spanish yam, Idaho potato, yuca and green plantain to the simmering soup.
4. Pour in tomato sauce, sofrito, bay leaf and 1 tbsp. salt.
5. Add in corn, cover the pot and simmer for 45 minutes.

6. Ladle the soup in a bowl and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
125 Minutes
Ready In: 
185 Minutes

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