Go Back

Chipotle Sauce Recipe

How to make chipotle sauce from scratch.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chipotle, sauce


  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 chipotles from a can - more if you want it hotter
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 or 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro - chopped


  • Start by roasting the tomatoes. You can roast them in the oven or right on top of the stove. In the photo above you see Paula roasting one over the flame of my gas burner.
  • Being careful not to burn yourself, you hold the tomato with a fork over the flame until the skin turns black and then peel it off over the sink.
  • Transfer the tomatoes into a blender.
  • Add the chipotles to the blender and then the water. Puree this together in the blender and pour into a bowl.
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro and you are ready to go. If the sauce is too thin for you liking, you can cook it down some in a pan but realize the sauce will get hotter the more you cook it down, so be careful.