Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. Chipotle is a vine ripened red jalapeno pepper that has been smoked and completely dried. Chipotle Peppers have a pleasant smoked aroma and delicious smoked flavor. This item comes canned in adobo sauce. It has a wrinkled, dark brown skin and a smoky-sweet almost chocolaty flavor. Chipotles are generally added to stews and sauces.
Adobo sauce is a sauce or marinade used in Latin American- and Southwest U.S.-style cooking, made of finely chopped or pureed chiles, garlic, vinegar, and often onions and tomatoes. Food that has been prepared with adobo is sometimes called adobado.
Chipotles in adobo sauce is a particular use of this condiment in which chipotles (smoked jalapeņo peppers) are stewed in adobo sauce. Ingredients of this sauce generally include tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt, and spices.
- A dozen chipotle peppers (smoked, dried jalapeno peppers) (most co-ops can get these for you, or try the specialty produce section of your grocery store)
- 4 cups water
- 1/2-cup onion, diced
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed or sliced
- pinch of cumin, oregano and salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a heavy sauce pan Cook over a very low heat for 1-2 hours until the chiles are very soft and the liquid has been reduced to about 1-cup; or put in a slow cooker overnight.
Beat with a mortar and pestle or put in blender to puree for a thick sauce.
Will keep several weeks in the fridge in an airtight container, or can it in mason jars to store longer following directions for sterilizing jars and proper sealing.