This relish-like salsa recipe has hot, smoky flavor from chipotle peppers. Serve the salsa with chips as an appetizer or snack or use it to top grilled meat or chicken.
Cut dried peppers open; discard stems and seeds. Chop peppers into tiny pieces. Place in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 45 to 60 minutes to soften; drain well.
Meanwhile, remove husks from fresh tomatillos; rinse. Finely chop the fresh or canned tomatillos (you should have about 2 cups). In a medium mixing bowl combine pepper pieces, chopped tomatillos, onion, thyme, garlic, brown sugar, and salt.
Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to blend flavors. Serve as a dip for chips or as a condiment for grilled meats, hot dogs, burgers, steaks, or poultry. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
Spoon the salsa into a storage container. Cover and chill for up to 1 week.