Mama’s Sofrito (Puerto Rican Mirepoix)


Ingredients: 2 quarts                                  Cooking time: 25 minutes

  • 6 green peppers
  • 3 red peppers
  • 3 heads garlic
  • 2 bushel cilantro
  • 5 onions
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Wash all the peppers and remove the seeds.
  2. Using a blender, add a tad of olive oil and all the peppers, garlic, onions and cilantro in 3 part increments (DO NOT OVER FULL THE BLENDER AS THIS IS NOT BLEND THE INGREDIENTS COMPLETELY).  Remove the blended ingredients and place in a bowl, then begin the process again until all of the veggies are blended (should look mushy).  Once all has been blended, add the salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  3. Place the sofrito in plastic containers with lids, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to use.

NOTE: You can keep one in the freezer and one in the refrigerator.  Can be kept frozen for up to a year. This mirepoix can be used on sauces, rice, sautéing, and more!


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