Slow-Cooked Chipotle Salsa

Ripe in-season tomatoes release a lot of moisture when cooked. Slow cooking reduces and concentrates to intensify the flavor of the salsa.

  • Makes: 29 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoon
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Slow Cook: 5 hrs to 6 hrs on low-heat setting or 2-1/2 to 3 hours on high-heat setting
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Slow-Cooked Chipotle Salsa
Nonstick cooking spray
pounds tomatoes (6 medium)
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
tablespoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce*
tablespoon olive oil
teaspoon kosher salt
cup snipped fresh cilantro
cup fresh lime juice
  1. Coat a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place tomatoes in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on high-heat setting about 2 hours or until tomato skins split and peel away from flesh. Transfer tomatoes to a plate. When tomatoes are cool enough to handle, use your fingers to peel away and discard tomato skins. Quarter tomatoes and return them to slow cooker. Stir in onion, chipotle peppers, oil, and salt.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until tomatoes can be easily mashed with a fork.
  4. Transfer mixture to a nonmetal bowl; cool to room temperature. Mash mixture to desired consistency or puree mixture in a food processor for a smoother texture. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 days.
From the Test Kitchen

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. when working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (Slow-Cooked Chipotle Salsa)
    Per serving:
  • 12 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 71 mg sodium,
  • 2 g carb.,
  • 1 g sugar
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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