Chipotle Herb Barbecue Sauce

This is a sure fire south of the border specialty because it is spicy and zesty and fresh as can be. It’s also super easy, yet super decadent. You will never eat plain old fajitas again. The sauce is excellent on all meats and vegetables but our clear favorite is Chipotle Herb Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas (see seasonal entertaining section for complete recipe).

Makes 2 cups of sauce and takes 10 minutes to prepare


1 12oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
½ cup white onion, chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
Juice of 3 limes and zest of 2
1 or 2 jalapenos, chopped and seeds removed


Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth. Use as a marinade and then as a mopping and finishing sauce!