Soffritto-Style Seasoning Blend

This isn’t a sof­frito, strict­ly speak­ing; sof­frito is usu­al­ly a mix­ture of onions, car­rots, and cel­ery soft­ened with olive oil or but­ter. I’m call­ing it a sof­frito because it’s based on a Trad­er Joe’s Sof­frito sea­son­ing blend I like but want­ed to play with the blend. I like using it for ham­burg­ers, meat­loaf or oth­er recipes with ground beef.

  • Ingre­di­en­ti!
  • 14 cup minced dehy­drat­ed onion
  • 14 cup minced sun-dried tomato
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. minced dehy­drat­ed garlic
  • 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp. minced dehy­drat­ed parsley
  • 2 tsp. minced dehy­drat­ed rosemary
  • 1 tsp. minced dehy­drat­ed sage
  • 1 tsp. crushed chili pepper

Three notes here: This is based on a Trad­er Joe’s sof­frit­to sea­son­ing blend I like. If you don’t want to both­er with mak­ing it your­self, by all means get some from Trad­er Joe’s.

Also: These are the amounts of each spice I like best; you’re of course wel­come to adjust it to get a blend you prefer.

Final­ly: You can use pow­dered or prepack­aged spices instead of minc­ing and dry­ing them your­self. I like using fresh ingre­di­ents when I can, but if you do use any ready-made spices it will change the taste of the end prod­uct so you’ll want to exper­i­ment with it to get the taste you like.