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Chipotle Vanilla Salsa and BBQ Sauce

Adjust the heat by adding more or less chipotle.

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Chipotle Vanilla Salsa and BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

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48 medium chipotle chiles in adobo (1/41/2 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

1/41/2 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

Instructions

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.

Notes

*Found in all Mexican groceries and many supermarkets.

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