Chipotles in adobo are chipotles that have been stewed in a lightly seasoned liquid.
They have become very popular in Southwestern cooking because the provide a distinctive warm heat and delicious smoky flavor.
They can be added to almost anything, including breads, sauces, salad dressings and pastas.
Although you can buy canned chipotles in adobo but this homemade alternative is far superior and is very easy to prepare.
You will need:
10 medium-sized dried chipotle chiles, stemmed and slit lengthwise
1 medium onion, cut in 1/2-inch slices
5 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, sliced
4 good tablespoon of ketchup
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Place all the ingredients into a pan and simmer on the lowest heat for 1 1/2 hours. Place into sterilized jars while still hot.
This will keep in the fridge for a good couple of months if kept airtight.
To make chipotle paste, wizz in a food processor until smooth!
User contributed: Chipotles en Abodo and Chipotle Paste Recipe by Andrew Walters.