Cooking with Confidently Living – Sancocho a la Cazuela

I promise at some point I will stop torturing you all with postings about my cazuela, but I just can’t help myself when I get a new toy.   So my first cooking adventure in the Cazuela was making a Sancocho which is basically a Spanish stew/soup made up of root veggies and sometimes beef or chicken.


This particular sancocho I made vegetarian and used a frozen mix of veggies you can find at your local grocery store in the frozen foods ethnic section.  If you want to use fresh veggies you can just get any type of root vegetables you like such as potatoes, cassava, pumpkin, yams, plantains, etc and add corn and any type of bean you want.

Here’s a video with details on how to make the Sancocho and you can use any pot if you don’t own a cazuela or clay pot.


My sancocho dried up a little to quickly and so there wasn’t much broth but it was still tasty and the cazuela worked out perfectly.

sancocho ready to eatHere is the recipe on how to make this easy dish.

  • 1 bag of frozen sancocho mix found in the ethic frozen food section of your grocery store or a mix of any root vegetables you’d like to use.
  • 2 tbsp of Sofrito can use fresh or simply buy a container of Goya frozen brand
  • 1 tsp of each salt, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, cumin
  • 1 packet of goya sazon
  • 1 tbsp of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 can tomato sauce
  • 2-4 cups of water depending on size of your pot.
  • 1 can of your choice of beans (optional)

cook the sofrito, garlic and spices in a bit of olive oil add tomato sauce, veggies and water cover and let cook till vegetables are tender.  Serve over rice.



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