BadAzz Chipotle Pepper and Tomato Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

"This is a sauce I make during tomato season. I use this to "spike up" chili recipes. (Use this sauce when a recipe calls for crushed tomatoes) If you love spicy you will love this sauce. You can also use this to marinate chicken wings."

Original is 32 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (193.9 g)
  • Calories 52.6
  • Total Fat - 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 289.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 1.8 g
  • Calcium - 29.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Wash tomatoes and cut out leaves and stems.

Step 2

Slice tomatoes in half and place skin side up on 2 rimmed baking pan and drizzle with the 1/4 cup of the olive oil.

Step 3

Broil on top rack for 5 to 6 minutes, until skin starts to bubble; set aside and allow cooling completely. (If you have a smaller oven, do this one baking pan at a time.)

Step 4

Meanwhile in a large oven proof pot (I use cast iron Dutch oven), heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat and toss in the onion and green peppers; cook until onion is translucent.

Step 5

Remove and discard the skin from the tomatoes and add to the pot along with the juices in the baking pan.

Step 6

Add the remaining ingredients and liquefy using a hand held immersion blender. (If you do not have an immersion blender, you can do this in a blender in batches and returning it to pot when done.)

Step 7

Place the pot in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven and cook for 2 hours.

Step 8

You can either can this sauce in 1 litre jars or freeze it in 4 cup containers.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting tomatoes for this recipe, choose firm and ripe tomatoes for best results.
  • When selecting chipotle peppers, choose those that are in adobo sauce for extra flavor.

  • Substitution 1: Replace the olive oil with coconut oil. The benefit of this substitution is that coconut oil is a healthier fat than olive oil, which is beneficial for those looking to reduce their intake of unhealthy fats. Additionally, coconut oil has a more neutral flavor than olive oil, which can help to bring out the flavor of the chipotle peppers and tomato paste.
  • Substitution 2: Replace the canned chipotle peppers with fresh jalapenos. The benefit of this substitution is that it will give the sauce a fresher and more vibrant flavor, and it will also provide a more intense heat than the canned chipotle peppers. Additionally, using fresh jalapenos is a healthier option than using canned peppers.

Chipotle Pepper and Tomato Salsa Omit the tomato paste and cumin. Reduce the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. Chop the tomatoes into small cubes and mix with the other ingredients. Serve with chips or as a condiment.

Mango-Chipotle Salsa Chop 1 mango into small cubes and mix with the other ingredients. Omit the tomato paste and cumin. Reduce the salt to 1/2 teaspoon. Serve with chips or as a condiment.

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Wings - These chicken wings are marinated in the BadAzz Chipotle Pepper and Tomato Sauce for a few hours before being baked in the oven. The result is a delicious, spicy and flavorful dish that pairs perfectly with the sauce!

Grilled Corn with Chipotle Butter: Grilled corn is a classic side dish that pairs perfectly with the spicy chipotle chicken wings. The smoky flavor of the grilled corn is enhanced by a creamy chipotle butter made with the same BadAzz Chipotle Pepper and Tomato Sauce used to marinate the wings. This flavor combination is sure to make your dinner a hit!


Q: How can I make this sauce spicier?

A: You can add more chipotle peppers or add other spicy ingredients such as cayenne pepper or chili powder. You can also add a few drops of hot sauce to the sauce before serving.

Q: How long can I store this sauce?

A: The sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. If you want to store it for longer, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.

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Fun facts:

This recipe is inspired by the traditional Mexican sauce, Salsa Chipotle. It was made famous by the Mexican-American celebrity chef, Rick Bayless.

Chipotle peppers are a type of jalapeno pepper that has been smoked and dried. The Aztecs used them to add flavor to their dishes and they have been popular in Mexican cuisine since the 16th century.