A quick and easy recipe for chipotle sauce that focuses more on the chipotle and less on the other ingredients. Chipotle all the way, yet still super creamy.
Yep. THIS is MY kind of chipotle sauce, my friends. It is nice and creamy yet still holds onto all that wonderful smoky-tangy chipotle flavor we all crave. That’s how we want it, right?
I’ve had other chipotle sauces and found some of them lacking. The recipes call for far too much cream or mayonnaise or other ingredients to achieve their desired flavor, but in the end, all you’re really left with is a mixture of mayo and yogurt that is colored with a dash of chipotle sauce in it.
NAH! That’s just not enough chipotle sauce for me.
With my chipotle sauce recipe, we’re focusing on the chipotle, and it’s super easy to make. You KNOW how much I love EASY.
Your ingredients include a can of chipotles in adobe (but of course!), along with ½ cup Mexican crema, ¼ cup mayo, chopped cilantro, cayenne powder for flavor and heat, garlic powder, cumin, and a bit of salt and pepper.
You add it all to a food processor and process until it’s done!
That’s it. Easy, right? PLUS! You’ll be using the WHOLE can of chipotles in adobo sauce for this. No need to dirty up tiny little storage containers in the refrigerator. Use ALL of it. Much better.
What Goes Best with Homemade Chipotle Sauce?
I LOVE to have this on hand for grilled chicken or pork. It’s a great finisher. Toss some fried or grilled chicken wings or legs with this chipotle sauce and go straight to flavor heaven. Fried or grilled shrimp, too.
It's also great served as a chipotle dip with chips, or use it as you would any other condiment and drizzle it over sandwiches, wraps or salads.
Give it a go, my friends. Let me know how you like it, and how you best like to serve it. Curious to hear! Enjoy. – Mike H.
Chipotle Sauce – Recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Heat Factor: Medium
- 7 ounce can chipotles in adobo sauce (or use chipotle sauce)
- ½ cup Mexican crema (sour cream is good, too)
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- Salt to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Process until smooth!
- Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.
Makes about 2 cups.