Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

Based on a recipe by Kevin is Cooking


  • ½ cup Ancho chili powder or similar
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • freshly smoked chipotle peppers


  1. Add the chile powder to blender and carefully pour in 1 ½ cups boiling water.
  2. Cover with lid to steep while you get the other ingredients together.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the oil and smoked peppers.
  4. Process to a smooth purée, about the consistency of BBQ sauce. If needed, thin with water.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Pour in the chili purée and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 20 minutes uncovered.
  7. Add the smoked peppers and simmer for another 10 minutes.

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