Pebre Sauce with Merken

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Pebre is a Chilean spicy sauce. The traditional way of enjoying the simplicity of this sauce is with bread. Specially if it's with "Pan Amasado" (Chilean country bread). Although it is so versatile that it can be enjoyed with steaks, grilled veggies, salads, tacos, tortilla chips, empanadas, etc.

There are many variations of the recipe online, what makes this one special It's my dad's! 
Flavor-wise it has freshness, smokiness, and a mild hint of spiciness.

Chef sergio
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serving: 4-6


  • 2 medium Tomatoes, ripe
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 cup fresh Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Red Wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Ground Merken  seasoning
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Chop the tomatoes and onion into small cubes                                                                           Optional: You can peel the tomatoes, that is how it's made in Chile
  • Chop garlic and cilantro very finely as well
  • In a bowl, add the chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, salt and Merken  seasoning
  • Drizzle olive oil and red wine vinegar over and mix well
  • Let the bowl sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes 
  • Serve with bread or chips, or just put it on everything!


    Pebre sauce merken merquen

    How to store Pebre Sauce

    You can store Pebre Sauce in an airtight glass container and refrigerate it for up to 3 to 4 days.

    Pebre sauce merken merquen

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