Sweat the onions and garlic in the butter until soft. Add the chili powder and cook for two to three minutes. Add the remaining ingredients.
Simmer until reduced to desired consistency. Blend using a hand blender. Correct the seasoning, then cool, label and store.
Chipotle and Maple BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
1 cup ancho chili puree
1 cup New Mexican chili puree
5 cups tomato puree
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons chipotle chili puree
3 tablespoons minced cilantro
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
In skillet, heat oil; saute onion and garlic 5 minutes. Add ancho and New Mexican chile purees; cook 5 minutes more. Add tomato puree, maple syrup, and chipotle puree; simmer for 20 minutes.
Add cilantro, oregano and salt to taste. Use as dip or salsa, or as marinade or basting sauce for chicken or pork.
Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
pinch ground pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until very smooth, 1-2 minutes. If a thinner consistency is desired, add a tablespoon or two of water to thin the mixture. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Makes about 1 cup.
Recipe can be doubled for more, and the level of chipotle pepper can be adjusted to suit personal preferences.
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