I just wanted to share this little tidbit. This homemade condiment is incredibly easy to make, goes on just about anything, and lends a great kick to anything you throw at it–omelettes, steaks, chicken, sandwiches, marinades, salads, and more. We started off the pandemic of 2020 making smashburgers with chipotle mayo, but soon found we liked deconstructing the condiments and made our chipotle sauce separate from the mayo. We still like it both ways, and use this quick sauce on many other dishes.
Straight Up and Savory Chipotle Jam
- Chef's knife
- cutting board
- 1 can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce (about 7oz) Pueblo Lindo brand from Aldi is a great choice
- 2-4 tbsp Distilled Vinegar vary according to desired thickness
- Remove chipotles from can – I have found that sometimes there is not much adobo sauce in the can and you can just dump the contents on the cutting board
- Slice the chipotles as thin as you can lengthwise, and then simply repeat crosswise until the pieces are as small as possible. You could use a blender, but slicing by hand gives a nice texture.
- Place the diced chipotle mash into a glass container with a lid for sealing, such as a washed pickle jar or other reused condiment jar. Add the vinegar and stir. Use your judgment as to how thick to make the mixture. I like a little bit of runniness to use on sandwiches in place of traditional hot sauces.