Living in the States, it has been hard for me to find the original ingredients for traditional sofrito from Puerto Rico, so this is the base I came up with and have been using for years in all of my Latin bean, stew, soup or rice recipes. I always keep a small bowl of it in the fridge and freeze the rest. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine onions, garlic cloves, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cilantro, oregano, vinegar, cumin, black pepper, and salt in a food processor; process into a smooth paste.

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Cook's Notes:

Substitute 2 Cubanelle peppers for the green bell pepper if desired.

Substitute 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves for the dried if desired.

Nutrition Facts

16 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 7.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2017
1.5.17 Sure, you can buy sofrito in the can, but there’s nothing better than freshly-made sofrito. It’s good not only in Puerto Rican cuisine, but is a staple in Cuban and Spanish food, as well. There’s some chopping involved in this recipe, but it has all the right ingredients and freezes beautifully...I use zip-lock bags. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2017
1.5.17 Sure, you can buy sofrito in the can, but there’s nothing better than freshly-made sofrito. It’s good not only in Puerto Rican cuisine, but is a staple in Cuban and Spanish food, as well. There’s some chopping involved in this recipe, but it has all the right ingredients and freezes beautifully...I use zip-lock bags. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2018
First time making any type of Latino food. It was very tasty in my stew I made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2019
Great recipe, same as what I used to make but, I found a Korean market and was very much surprised to learn that they use recao in their food and so I drive 10 miles every month to get fresh recao and now my sofrito is almost genuine. I still need the ajises dulces and the puertorican pimiento verde, not to be found in California. A great alternative to ajises dulces are the small assorted sweet peppers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2020
11.7.20 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/256620/alexs-sofrito/ ... This has more ingredients than my usual sofrito ... https://www.allrecipes.com/personal-recipe/64763669/sofrito/ ... but I was feelin' a bit wild since I had some of that already in the freezer & the peppers had to go one way or another! First taste was awful. I considered tossing, but refrig'd & it's now more than just better, it's good. The noticeable oregano & cumin weren't so noticeable anymore, but it's good regardless. I reduced garlic to 3 cloves. I'll add some in recipes if it turns out to be too little. Three just seemed breathtaking. :D Alex's Sofrito by SANDRYLO Read More
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