Sofrito (Meat Mixture)

Demonstrated by: Laura Martin-Robley of the United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii.
Recipes from the Heart of Hawaii on August 16, 2000.



Sofrito (Meat Mixture)

  • 2 tablespoons achiote oil
  • 5 lb boneless pork, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 bunches green onions, chopped
  • 2 cans (8 oz size) tomato sauce
  • 4 bunches cilantro (Chinese parsley), chopped
  • 4 to 6 Hawaiian red peppers, crushed
  • 2 cans (6 oz size) pitted ripe olives


  1. In a large saucepot, heat the achiote oil; brown pork.
  2. Add garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower heat and cook for about 45 minutes.

Makes about 4 cups.


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