Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Chipotle Barbeque Sauce

Don't buy it! It's really easy to make, just follow my homemade chipotle barbecue sauce recipe and you can have your own smoky BBQ sauce in under 30 minutes.
The base ingredient chipotle, (pronounced chee-pot-ley) is a smoked jalapeño that you can either buy or smoke yourself from the red jalapeño pepper. You can use green but I don't think the end result is as sweet.

The most common way to buy it is in adobo sauce which essentially is a mix of spices, vinegar, tomato sauce (and sometimes other chilies) that's presented in a can. Because this is the most common way to buy the chipotles you can use then canned variety in my recipe.


450 ml or 16 oz tomato ketchup
2 onions chopped onion
110ml or ½ cup water
2 cans chipotle chilis chopped
100g or 4 oz brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon celery salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
A splash of cooking oil for frying
Method:-Heat the oil gently in a sauce pan, throw in the onions and the minced garlic and fry until the onions turn clear (about 5 minutes). Now add the rest of the ingredients and simmer. You'll know when the sauce is ready because it will start to thicken.

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