Adobo Sauce

This sauce is easy to make and it has layers of deep flavor that compliment many foods, so it is highly versatile as well. A big shout out to our Mexican neighbors for coming up with such a delicious concoction. Give this one a shot and ENJOY!


  • 1/2 cup ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled


Bring the water to a boil.

In a food processor, combine the boiling water and chili powder and pulse several times to form a paste.

After the paste has formed, add the remaining ingredients and process the food, on high, until you have a puree.

Add the puree to a medium pan and cook over medium heat, on the stove, for 20-30 minutes.

Remove from the stove and the sauce is ready for use.



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558 E. 64th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616-392-7410