Chipotles in Adobo Sauce ~ Chipotles en Salsa Adobo

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Chipotles en Salsa Adobo is a delicious condiment that will go with just about any Hispanic recipe. To make these wonderful Chipotles in Adobo Sauce you will need dried Ancho Chiles, Guajillo Chiles, and Smoked Jalapeno Peppers. The dried Ancho and Guajillo chiles are reconstituted and use to make the Adobo sauce. The dried and smoked Jalapeno peppers are reconstituted and put into the Adobo salsa.

I use Chipotles in Adobo Sauce on a lot of my personal recipes because it has a wonderful flavor that will bring life to almost any dish you can think of. I have used it in my Latino recipes, American recipes, European recipes, and Aisin recipes. Chipotles en Salsa Adobo is truly a universal condiment.

Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
This recipe for Chipotles in Adobo Sauce will add a burst of flavor to your favorite Mexican dish. Spice up your meal with Chipotles en Salsa Adobo!

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 cup


  • 10 dried ancho chiles
  • 5 dried guajillo chiles
  • 30 dried smoked jalapeno peppers Chipotles
  • ¼ white onion quartered
  • 5 cloves fresh garlic
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 2 whole cloves or a pinch of ground clove
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar


  • Cut the Ancho and Guajillo peppers lengthwise and remove the seeds and stems.
  • Wash them to remove any dust and cut them into quarters.Adobo Sauce Peppers
  • Cover the peppers with boiling water and allow them to rehydrate for 30 minutes. The peppers may float and can be weighted down with a plate or bowl.
  • In the mean time wash the chipotle pepper, Cut them length remove their seeds and stems. Soak them similarly in boiling water for 30 minutes. Note: For extra spiciness leave the seeds intact and just remove the stems before soaking.
  • Use a blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the chipotle peppers and blend until smooth. Add the mixture to a sauce pan.
  • Add the chipotle peppers and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. The mixture should be similar in consistency to a thick barbecue sauce. Add water in small amounts to achieve and maintain the consistency of the sauce as the mixture cooks.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for 45 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. The mixture is meant to have a strong potent flavor and slightly sweet, but should not be bitter. If it is, add a teaspoon of sugar at a time and small amounts of salt until any bitterness is gone.
  • Allow to cool and then store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. For best results, allow the chipotle peppers to combine with the flavors of the adobo sauce for a day. It can be used for several months or can be frozen and thawed.
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