Criolla Sauce

This is a tomato based sauce used over many meats or in many Colombian dishes.  This is a really easy version, but a lot is left to the chef to find the taste he wants.  In fact, the recipe I work from, does not even list amounts for the spices.  Thankfully, my kids let me know, and usually they say heavy on the allspice and salt.  I tend to listen to them on the allspice and not quite as much on the salt.


  • 4 large red tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 4 scallions (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Allspice
  • 2 cubes chicken bullion
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Heat oil in large frying pan
  2. Add chopped scallions and fry for 5 minutes over medium heat
  3. I chop the tomatoes in a food processor
  4. Add tomatoes and spices to taste (don’t go easy on the allspice)
  5. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes

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