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homemade adobo sauce

a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

I am not a fan of very hot, spicy stuff, so I rarely buy those chilies in adobo sauce. But what to do when you need a little bit of that sauce? While this is not by any means an exact substitute, it will fill the gap when the 'real deal' isn't crucial! PS I always have a tube of tomato sauce on hand for occasions such as this!

serves 2
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For homemade adobo sauce

  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    chipotle powder (1/2 t.smoked paprika + 1/2 t. cayenne)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    finely crumbled mexican or other oregano
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp

How To Make homemade adobo sauce

  • 1
    Mix all ingredients together. Store left-overs in the refrigerator.