Sofrito is quintessentially the most important ingredient in Latin cooking. We use it to season, to marinade, to give everything that Latin zing. Just like Italians have tomato sauce Latinos have their sofrito.
Whenever my mom bought beets with the leaves she would use the leaves to make vegetable soup. I was taught not to throw away food, and if it's edible, then why not make something with it. That's why I decided to use them to make chips instead of soup.