Recipe: Sofrito and Boiled Eggplant with Ground Beef

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1 onion
1 large green bell pepper
1 bunch of cilantro
1 culantro leaf
1 whole clove of garlic
1 small tomato (optional)

Place all ingredients in blender. Add water if necessary. You may add olive oil for texture and taste but it is my little secret.


Boiled Eggplant with Ground Beef

Lightly fry ground beef in frying pan, don't overcook. Season with Adobo seasoning to taste. Drain excess fat. Put aside. 

In same pan add:

1 tbsp of olive oil in frying pan
About 1/2 cup of Sofrito (fresh)
1 can of tomato sauce

Cook Sofrito until brownish red on low to med heat.

Add 1 to 2 whole eggplants, cubed.

Saute until eggplant softens. The consistency should be a bit gooey. Bring to a boil. Quickly lower to a simmer and then add meat, folding it into the eggplant. Continue to simmer on low heat for about an hour.