Adjust the heat by adding more or less chipotle.
Chipotle Vanilla Salsa and BBQ Sauce
4–8 medium chipotle chiles in adobo (1/4–1/2 cup)*
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and cut into small pieces or mashed
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 – 1/2 cup water or broth, depending on thickness desired in sauce as well as desired heat
2 teaspoons Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Place chipotle chiles, along with sauce clinging to peppers, in a food processor. Add balance of ingredients and puree until smooth. Press puree through a mesh sieve to remove seeds and fiber.
Cook on medium heat for 15 – 20 minutes. Do not allow to boil.
Taste and adjust sweetness, heat, and lime juice to taste.
Makes approximately 1-1/2 cups of sauce. Can be refrigerated for up to a week.
*Found in all Mexican groceries and many supermarkets.