I received this recipe from my mother in law who resides in Garrochales, PR. It isn't nearly as complicated as other recipes I have seen and is just as delicious. I recommend freezing these in ice trays, then storing in freezer bags and frozen to have on hand. You can double, triple or quadruple, etc as needed. This recipe lasts me about 2 months.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the garlic, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, green chile peppers, and onions into a food processor, and process to a coarse puree. Spoon the sofrito into ice cube trays and freeze. Once the cubes are solidly frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer bag. Keep frozen for use as needed.

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Nutrition Facts

36 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 8g 3% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 4.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
there is never any cooking involved in sofrito...you must not be familiar with it. You add sofrito to cooked dishes such as beans, corned beef (PRican syle), and chicken...the list goes on and on. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2012
Absolutely WONDERFUL base Pixelsicle!!! We (Arecibo, PR) use the above ingredients (Excluding the chilli peppers), plus cilantro, recao (Culantro leaf/ves),ajices dulce (Sweet peppers: looks like a jabanero but flatter looking and NOT spicy) and absolutely NO tomato (For longer freezer life). I guess different parts of the Island make it different. Some more simpler than others. ;0) Read More
(9)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
there is never any cooking involved in sofrito...you must not be familiar with it. You add sofrito to cooked dishes such as beans, corned beef (PRican syle), and chicken...the list goes on and on. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2011
Every caribbean family has their own version of Sofrito. Pixelsicle's version contains all the basic ingredients. Great tip on the ice cube freezing - helps you portion it perfectly. I'm not sure what the the reviews are referring to "cooking" there are some people who roast the peppers to give the sofrito more flavor. But yes the sofrito is used when cooking your dish. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2010
Worked great for me ended up using it in both arroz con pollo and black beans very tasty. BTW you don't cook Sofrito until you are ready to put it into a dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2012
Excellent base...I rocks this in beans as well as sauce. Tricked it out with fresh cilantro Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2012
Absolutely WONDERFUL base Pixelsicle!!! We (Arecibo, PR) use the above ingredients (Excluding the chilli peppers), plus cilantro, recao (Culantro leaf/ves),ajices dulce (Sweet peppers: looks like a jabanero but flatter looking and NOT spicy) and absolutely NO tomato (For longer freezer life). I guess different parts of the Island make it different. Some more simpler than others. ;0) Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2012
This was THE BEST sofrito recipe! Sometimes I add red tomatoes and use less peppers or add some cilantro. Yummy on soups beans and meats. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2010
There is no cooking involved. No combining of the ingredients through heat. This is more of a cold salsa recipe. Not impressed. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2013
I usually add cilantro culantro some ajicitos when i do mine Read More
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