• The Fiery Foods and Barbecue Supersite
  • Recipe of the Day
  • All About Chiles
  • BBQ, Grilling & Smoking
  • Burn Blog
  • Videos
  • PodCast
  • Fiery Foods & BBQ Show
  • Scovie Awards
 Login / Logout

Keyword >
Method >
Meal /
Course >
Ingredient >
Cuisine >
Heat Level >
Chile >

Add to Favourites
My Favourites
Email this recipe
Print this recipe

Chuck's Chipotle Sauce

Chuck's Chipotle Sauce
Sunday, 17 May 2009


This recipe is part of a five-part series devoted to chipotles--those many varieties of smoked chiles. You can go here to start reading--and cooking with--chipotles of all kinds.


At a glance
Chile peppers
Cooking Method
Heat Level
about 3 cups

12 reconstituted chipotle chiles
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, sliced
3 cups water
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup tomato sauce
Salt to taste
2 cups white distilled vinegar (or more or less)



Place all the ingredients except the white vinegar in a saucepan, cover and simmer over low heat for about an hour or until the liquid is reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender and puree.

Combine the puree and the white vinegar in a bowl and mix thoroughly to the desired consistency. Strain the sauce through a sieve and discard the solids. Bottle in sterilized jars.

Additional Tips

This is a version of Chuck's number one brown hot sauce, Smokey Chipotle Hot Sauce® that he manufactures under the Montezuma Brand. Take chipotle chiles, place them in a bowl and cover them with distilled vinegar. After several hours, the chiles will be reconstituted and plump.  Use this sauce as you would any commercial hot sauce.  It's particularly good on scrambled eggs and any grilled meat. Note: This recipe requires advance preparation.


Featured Rapid Recipe

Copyright© 1997-2015, Sunbelt Shows, Inc.
No portion of this site may be reproduced in any medium
without the written permission of the copyright holder.