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Alex's Sofrito

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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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40 m servings 16
Original recipe yields 32 servings (4 cups)


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  1. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 16 calories; 0.1 3.4 0.6 0 8 Full nutrition

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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 wel...

First time making any type of Latino food. It was very tasty in my stew I made.

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 rec...