Sancocho is the staple food of my home state of Antioquia in Colombia. As with everything in this world, there are many varieties of sancocho not only within Colombia, but also throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. This recipe is my favorite because it utilizes four different types of meat whose flavors mix in an incredible taste sensation. Sancocho must be prepared in stages due to the cooking time differential of the various ingredients so give yourself three or four hours and be patient. The results are definitely worth the wait. By the way, I have not found a way of making just a small amount of sancocho so be prepared for lots of yummy leftovers unless, like my grandma did, you invite the entire family over for Sunday lunch.