Margie's Cuban Sofrito (Sauce) Recipe

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Margie's Cuban Sofrito (Sauce)
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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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 68.59 Kcal (287 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.59g 7%
Sodium 394.1mg 16%
Potassium 214.13mg 5%
Total Carbs 6.68g 2%
Sugars 3.35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Protein 0.89g 2%
Vitamin C 26.9mg 45%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 8.9mg 49%
Calcium 20.3mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 66.77 Kcal (280 kJ)
Calories from fat 40.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.47g 7%
Sodium 383.65mg 16%
Potassium 208.45mg 5%
Total Carbs 6.51g 2%
Sugars 3.26g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.56g 6%
Protein 0.87g 2%
Vitamin C 26.1mg 45%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 8.7mg 49%
Calcium 19.8mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.4
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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