Chicharrones are dramatically different dishes in different countries. Puerto Ricans refer to three separate dishes by that name! In El Salvador, it refers to stewed meat. Add meat or tofu if you’d like, but the sauce is great in and of itself.
Tomato Sauce with Annatto (Salsa para Chicharrones)
Plain (unseasoned) tomato sauce 16 oz.
Yellow onion 1, peeled
Garlic 12 cloves, peeled
Red bell pepper 1, washed, stemmed, and seeded
Ground annatto seeds 1 tbsp
Ground cumin 1/4 tsp
Red wine vinegar 1 tbsp
1. In a blender, blend all ingredients.
2. Cook sauce for 10 minutes on medium heat, and serve warm.