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Margie's Cuban Sofrito (Sauce)

"Authentic Cuban sofrito (sauce) to be added to Cuban dishes, stews and other things. This is where the different flavor of Cuban food comes from."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 71 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is translucent. Add the bell pepper, and saute until tender. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano and bay leaves. Continue cooking until the mixture looks like a yummy green paste with oil around it. Stir in the tomatoes, if using, and cook stirring until all of the liquid is released. Gradually stir in the tomato sauce simmer until the sauce looks really red. Taste, and adjust seasonings if desired. Remove bay leaves.
  2. Now the sauce is done. You can add it to meat, rice, beans fish or potatoes. Thin the sauce down if necessary with water, wine, beer, or whatever is handy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 71 calories; 4.8 g fat; 7 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 552 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Tracie B - your review on March 10, 2010 was completely off-base. You might know what Puerto Rican sofrito is but are obviously unaware of Cuban cooking and that version of sofrito. This recipe ...

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I HAVE BEEN USE THIS SITE FOR A LONG TIME BUT NEVER JOIN. I JOINED BECUASE I WAS VERY MAD ABOUT THIS RECIPE. I DON'T SEE HOW SOME PEOPLE HAVE THIS A 5 STAR FOR SOFRITO MAYBE A 3 STAR FOR SALSA B...

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Tracie B - your review on March 10, 2010 was completely off-base. You might know what Puerto Rican sofrito is but are obviously unaware of Cuban cooking and that version of sofrito. This recipe ...

I HAVE BEEN USE THIS SITE FOR A LONG TIME BUT NEVER JOIN. I JOINED BECUASE I WAS VERY MAD ABOUT THIS RECIPE. I DON'T SEE HOW SOME PEOPLE HAVE THIS A 5 STAR FOR SOFRITO MAYBE A 3 STAR FOR SALSA B...

I do not like this and is not a sofrito you do not used tomatoes. You used onions, green, red or any other color pepper, garlic, culantro, cilantro and agi dulces if you like it with some kic. ...

I dated a cuban man whose mother used to make a sauce like this (which was his favorite) and she would never give me the recipe. I wasn't thrilled about the vague instructions. I did get a "yu...

Maybe the people reviewing are not Puerto Rican or Cuban because this is NOT sofrito! I tried it, was wondering about the ingredients, but I'm tired of using Goya frozen sofrito. Anyhow, this re...

This is wonderful on everything we've eaten it with so far. A strong tomato flavor. Mine never made a "green paste" as referenced in the directions while cooking, it was starting to get dark and...

An authentic Sofrito ONLY has Olive oil, Garlic, Onions, Bell Pepper, Salt and Pepper. Depending on what you may be cooking that you would add Tomato, Bay leaves or Oregano.

This is a great sauce to add to various dishes. Made mine a few days ahead of the stew I was planning to make to give the sauce time for the flavors to mingle.

What have I been missing?! This sauce is incredibly vibrant. It's going to be a new staple in my refrigerator. I put some sofrito in boring old chicken salad sandwiches, and WOW. I'm adding...