Evelyn’s Sofrito


From Evelyn….you can use those softrio recipe for making empanadas, rice, beans, etc. No rules when using, just keep tasting until you get it right.

*It’s best to freeze in smaller portions so you can keep using over and over*


  • 1 Green Bellpepper (seeds removed and diced small)
  • 1 Red Bellpepper (seeds removed and diced small)
  • 1 Yellow Onion (peeled and diced small)
  • 3-4 Heads of Garlic (peeled and diced fine or pressed)
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro (chop fine)
  • 2 Small Cans Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Packs Sazon Seasoning Con Culantro y Achiote
  • ½ Tsp Oregano Pinch Turmeric
  • ¼ Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cooking Directions

1. In large frying pan add oil and set on medium high heat. When oil is warm add onions and garlic. Fry until they are a little transparent.

2. Next add all of the peppers and fry until softened. Reduce heat to medium low.

3) When can has cooled down a little a add both cans of tomato sauce, turmeric, oregano, sazon, and cumin. Stir together well and let simmer until thickened a little (10-15 minutes or so).

4) Then add cilantro and mix well. Simmer a few more minutes.

5) Remove from heat and let sit until cooled down for your to jar and use whenever you want.

*It should be thicker than a pasta sauce*

1 Comments on “Evelyn’s Sofrito”

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