Recipe courtesy of Gloria Estefan

Salsa Criolla

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min
  • Active: 50 min
  • Yield: 40 servings
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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 (about 6 pounds, 6 ounces)

One number-10 can tomato sauce (about 1 3/4 pounds)


  1. Heat the oil in a 16-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the 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 the tomato sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.