I grow a huge garden every year to help feed my family of seven. My sister shared this recipe with me as a way to use up my bounty of tomatoes. You can also puree the mixture to create a barbecue sauce for meats.—Jean Kennedy, Walton, Oregon
Total TimePrep: 1 hour Process: 15 min.
- 4 pounds plum tomatoes (about 12 medium)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 2 teaspoons salt
- In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add tomatoes, a few at a time; boil 30 seconds. Drain and immediately place tomatoes in ice water. Drain and pat dry; peel.
- In a food processor, cover and process tomatoes in batches until finely chopped. Transfer to a Dutch oven. Add brown sugar, vinegar, chipotle peppers and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until most of the liquid is evaporated, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat. Ladle hot mixture into six hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
- Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 15 minutes. Remove jars and cool.
Editor's NoteThe processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. For altitudes up to 3,000 feet, add 5 minutes; 6,000 feet, add 10 minutes; 8,000 feet, add 15 minutes; 10,000 feet, add 20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 52 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 221mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Chipotle Sauce in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2010