If you prefer a milder sauce, remove the chipotle pepper before pureeing the tomato mixture.

Recipe by Southern Living May 2006

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Credit: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
chill:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 45 mins
Yield:
Makes about 3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sauté onion in hot olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until softened; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool slightly.

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  • Remove chipotle pepper, if desired. Process tomato mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Serve at room temperature with tortilla chips.

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