Smoky Tomato Barbecue Sauce
Cans of smoky chipotle peppers (packed in adobo sauce) are found in Latin American grocery stores and many supermarkets. Add more or less chipotle depending on how hot you like your barbecue. The amount used here makes a moderately hot sauce.
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-3/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1. In a medium nonstick saucepan, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes, chipotle, honey, coriander, cumin, salt, and cinnamon, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until thick, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information
Per 1/4 cup: 37 calories, 1.7g total fat (.2g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 1g dietary fiber (.1g soluble), 5.6g carbohydrate, .8g protein, 192mg sodium.
Good source of: lycopene.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version
1-1/2 cups

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