Blending chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into a thin puree is a terrific way to bring those smoky and earthy tomato flavors to life on sandwiches and pizzas. Really anywhere you’d use a little tomato sauce is an opportunity to use chipotle pepper puree. It also makes a good base for BBQ sauce experimentation.
Use a light hand as chipotles are jalapeños and pack the same heat. Add a little water to the puree if you’d prefer something thinner or you’d like to temper the spiciness some.
- 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- Water to thin, if preferred
- Place the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce in a bowl, then using a food processor, blend the peppers and sauce until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Optional: Use a little water to thin the puree if you prefer a thinner sauce.