Spanish Sofrito Sauce

How to make a Spanish Sofrito Sauce.


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 long green pepper sweet, not hot
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons of sweet smoked Spanish paprika


  • Gather the ingredients. Finely dice the onions, garlic, pepper, and tomatoes.
  • Place a large, heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium heat and add the olive oil, turning the pan to coat the bottom evenly.
  • When the oil is hot, add the onions and sautee them until transparent.
  • Add the long green pepper and continue to saute for another 5 minutes. Stir constantly to avoid burning the vegetables, and reduce the heat if necessary.
  • Add the garlic and sautee for a minute.
  • Next, add the tomatoes and paprika, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir often and continue to cook for around 15 minutes, or until the mixture takes on the consistency of a thick sauce.
  • Pour the finished sofrito into mason jars and store in the fridge for up to a week.
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