Chipotles in Adobo
Here's an easy recipe to make your own Chipotles in Adobo at home. The result is a deep, smoky and satisfying sauce that's loaded with flavor!
Servings 24 servings
- 20 dried Chipotle Morita chiles
- 1 tomato medium
- 2 onions diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 C water divided
Rinse off the Morita chiles and pat dry. Lay them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, aand roast in a 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. Once done, put them in a bowl and cover with hot (almost boiling) water. Top with a plate to weigh them down, and allow them to sit for 30-35 minutes.
Place the tomato on the parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 7-10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Drain the chiles from the water and set 1/2 C of the water aside. Slice the top (stem) off of the chile, and then down the side. Remove the seeds and discard. Place half of the chiles in the blender with 1 whole onion, tomato, 2 cloves garlic, brown sugar and 1/2 C. water (feel free to use the soaking water if it isn't too bitter). Puree until smooth..
In a skillet, add your oil, the other diced onion, remaining garlic and spices and saute until soft. Add the chipotle puree from your blender, remaining chipotles, additional 1/4 C. water, and apple cider vinegar. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
Add additional salt, pepper or spices as needed. Store between 2 pint size jars or three 8 oz jars.
Can you can this recipe?
I haven't tried canning this - so please, do you own research and follow the Ball preserving guidelines if you wish to try canning this chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.
- This recipe makes 3 C. of chipotles in adobo or 24 servings (each 1/8 C.)
- Feel free to use the soaking water for the "water" in this recipe - you'll want to make sure it's not too bitter. If it is, discard and use regular water.
- Brown sugar can be swapped out with maple syrup, coconut palm sugar or your choice of sweetener.
Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg