Oh wow, Henry’s been at it again. I have been beyond busy with work, so my wonderful husband got the super handy crock-pot out and filled it with:
Sancocho is a Colombian soupy dish filled with meats, veggies, yucca, potatoes. We used to make Sancocho all the time before smartening up and eating paleo/primal. He surprised me with this most interesting and slightly naughty spin on traditional Sancocho. He is amazing with his surprise creations.
- 5 lbs of chicken breast cubed
- 2 lbs of pork chops cubed
- 2 thick slices of bacon (no nitrates, etc.) diced
- 3 sweet potatoes
- 2 medium yellow onions, sliced
- 4 vine ripe tomatoes cut in quarters
- 1/3 bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 3 servings of coconut milk = 1 cup full fat
- 1 cup beef or chicken stock organic low sodium
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- salt and black pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into the crock-pot and cook on low for at least 8 hours. I had to hit the road very early this morning while he was still finishing his coffee. Henry put all ingredients into the pot before leaving for work, by the time I got home and entered the house, I smelled the wonderful aroma of dinner cooking, and it put a smile on my face. I did not have to cook; he gave me the night off. 🙂 I had no stress and I could go to spin class, and still enjoy our family visiting for their last week and just enjoy each other’s company. We love our crock-pot!
What is the puree on the side?
Hi Matt! That is a sweet potato puree and shame on us for not having posted about this side dish sooner. The recipe is very similar to the Mashed Butternut Squash we’ve posted before. Here is how we made it:
3-4 Sweet Potatoes (can also use Yams)
1 Tablespoon of Pastured Butter but you can use more
3 Tablespoons of Raw Milk (we sometimes use Raw Cream or Coconut Milk)
Sea Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of Nutmeg
I have a family size crockpot, and even without adding the chicken and meat, ran out of room. Are these measurements accurate? If so, what size crockpot did you use? I also did not seem to have nearly enough liquid.