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Margie’s Cuban Sofrito (Sauce)


Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

5 cloves garlic, chopped

5 cloves garlic, chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

2 bay leaves

2 bay leaves

2 tomatoes, chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped

¾ cup canned tomato sauce

¾ cup canned tomato sauce

Directions

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is translucent. Add bell pepper and sauté until tender. Season with oregano, salt, pepper, cumin, and bay leaves. Continue cooking until mixture looks like a yummy green paste with oil around it.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is translucent. Add bell pepper and sauté until tender. Season with oregano, salt, pepper, cumin, and bay leaves. Continue cooking until mixture looks like a yummy green paste with oil around it.

Add tomatoes; cook and stir until all of the liquid is released. Gradually mix in tomato sauce; simmer until sauce looks really red. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Remove bay leaves.

Add tomatoes; cook and stir until all of the liquid is released. Gradually mix in tomato sauce; simmer until sauce looks really red. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Remove bay leaves.

Add sauce to meat, rice, beans, fish, or potatoes. Thin sauce down if necessary with water, wine, beer, or whatever is handy.

Add sauce to meat, rice, beans, fish, or potatoes. Thin sauce down if necessary with water, wine, beer, or whatever is handy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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