Chipotle Sauce


Notes: If making ahead, cover and chill up to 1 day.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups


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1/2 cup (about 1 1/2 oz.) dried chipotle chilies
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 cup chopped onion or white part of leeks
1 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. In a bowl, combine chipotles and 2 cups hot water. Let stand until chipotles are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Pull off and discard chili stems, seeds, and veins. Also discard the soaking water.

3. Meanwhile, in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan, combine 1 teaspoon butter and onion. Stir often over high heat until onion is limp, about 1 minute. Add chipotles and chicken broth.

4. Scrape mixture into a blender. Whirl until very smooth. Return to pan and stir over high heat until simmering, about 3 minutes, then add lemon juice and remaining butter. Remove from heat and stir until butter melts. Season to taste with salt. Use hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 17
Caloriesfromfat 71 %
Protein 0.6 g
Fat 1.3 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 1.3 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Sodium 14 mg
Cholesterol 2.6 mg