Magnolia Cafe Chipotle Sauce

Our Magnolia Cafe connection tells us that this sauce can be used as a "very hot" dip, but that it is probably better used as an enchilada sauce. Chipotle Sauce is also the secret ingredient in the Magnolia's excellent Chicken Tortilla Soup.

  • 1 small can (7-ounce) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans chopped tomatoes (not stewed tomatoes with peppers and onions)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  1. Combine all ingredients and purée in a blender or food processor.

Note: Chipotles are smoked, dried jalapeños. Outside the southwestern U.S., canned chipotles in adobo sauce may be found in the Mexican food section of many supermarkets. Texas-based Whole Foods Market stocks these little power-packed cans of chilis, and their stores are moving into the midwest and northeast.

Ready in: 10 Min

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell