There is a common phrase in Spanish which translates to: “Where one person eats, 2 or 3 people can eat as well”. Basically what we want to say is that no matter the portions that we prepared, we will make it work so everybody can eat. A typical Colombian family will make this meal for a big crowd, or for picnics because with a couple ingredients you will get a big batch of food.
To me sancocho is great because is satisfying, healthy, it has a lot of flavors from the different ingredients, and it is easy. This kind of meals are the best for busy days. You just need to chop a bunch of stuff, add water, and dinner is ready!
Be ready to have lots of delicious food with very little effort!