Red Chile Chipotle Salsa Recipe
4 red chipotle chiles;
1 tablespoon olive oil;
1 medium onion, chopped;
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper;
2 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and diced;
1 tsp. fresh oregano;
1 pinch ground cumin;
salt and pepper to taste,
1 cup boiling water.
Combine chiles and boiling water, and let soak for 30 minutes. Remove stems and seeds from chiles, and chop. In a heavy stainless-steel saucepan, heat the oil and saute the onion, sweet pepper, and chipoltes until onion is slightly tender, about 2 minutes. Add the chiles, soaking water, tomatoes and oregano and remove from heat. Process briefly with a stick blender until ingredients are well mixed, but still chunky. Bring to a boil and remove immediately from heat. Use for B-b-q meats or mix with sour cream to create a dip.