Salsa Criolla

Recipe courtesy Gloria Estefan, Bongos Cuban Cafe
Show: Celebrity Dish Episode: Celebrity Dish
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 20 min
Prep: 50 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 30 min
YIELD: 40 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2 pounds diced onions
  • 1 pound garlic, minced
  • 4 cups white wine
  • 2 pounds red peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 7 bay leaves
  • 2 green peppers, diced
  • Two number-10 cans diced tomatoes
  • One number-10 can tomato sauce (about 1 3/4 pounds)

Directions

Heat the oil in a 16-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic for 2 minutes. Add wine and simmer for 2 minutes, and then stir in the red peppers, salt and black pepper, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, green peppers and diced tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.Simmer for 20 minutes.

Notes

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
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