So I have a bit of an addiction to Rick Bayless’s Frontera brand Chipotle salsa. As in, I can eat half a jar of the stuff in one sitting (and usually do). Its sooo good! Unfortunately, its also expensive, so I went on a search to find a similar salsa that was just as good. As luck would have it, I found a recipe that tastes almost exactly the same and is actually from Rick Bayless’s cookbook! This salsa is simple to make but also quite spicy, so if you’re not a spicy-food fan then this may not be the salsa for you =p
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled (or more if you’re a garlic fiend like me)
- 4 medium (about 8 ounces total) tomatillos
- 2 canned chipotle chiles en adobo
- You can also add other ingredients but they are optional: tomatoes, onions, cilantro
- Husk tomatillos and cut in half. Place cut side down in nonstick pan on medium high along with peeled garlic cloves.
- Let cook 3-4 mins until brown (I had to leave mine much longer to brown). Once they are brown, flip and let the other side brown
- Once tomatillos and garlic are browned, add them to a blender along with your chipotle chilies (2 for really spicy salsa, but you can just use one if you want it less spicy)
- Blend until desired consistency is reached. I like my salsa really well blended
- Add 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste). I also ended up adding 1/2 tsp sugar since mine was a little more tart than I would like.
Enjoy with some tortilla chips!