Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce

  • 40 mins
  • 10 ingredients
  • Servings 3 cups
  • Prep 20 min
  • Cook 20 min
  • Cuisine
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  • 2 tbs corn oil
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • generous pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/4 lbs ripe roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2-3 canned chipoltes in adobo sauce, minced
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
This is a spicy fresh tomato sauce that can used draped over meats, poultry or fish. Use the ripest tomatoes that you can find.

  • Add the oil to a sauce pan over low heat, then add the onions, garlic, oregano, cumin and cinnamon and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the tomatoes, broth and chipolatas and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper and simmer, partially covered for about 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook for another 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  • Cool then add the sauce to a food processor and pulse several times until combined but still slightly chunky.

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