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    ISO: Chipotle's Hot Sauce recipe

    Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:36 pm Groupie
    I absolutely love the "Mexican Grill" Chipotle. They have 3 hot sauces (or maybe I should say salsa but I think they call them hot sauce) on their menu. The hottest is out of this world....... My gosh I am totally addicted to it.

    Does anyone have the actual recipe or know someone who works there and can get it.?

    The closest Chipotle restaurant to me is about 40 miles away so I go thru withdrawals until I can get there and sadly icon_redface.gif , they do not sell this the yummy concoction it is only put on their items or a small side cup by request.

    Help... please [/b]
    Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:51 am Groupie
    According to the Chipotle Mexican Grill Menu, there are four salsas offered:

    Fresh Tomato (mild)
    Roasted Chili Corn (medium)
    Tomatillo Green Chili (medium)
    Tomatillo Red Chili (hot)

    I was not able to find a copycat recipe online but you may want to check out the following:

    Smoky, Spicy Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe #97531
    Mark's Unforgiving Liquid Green Fire recipe #9019
    Anaheim Chile Salsa Verde recipe #40639
    Chipotle Salsa recipe #25042

    Hope this helps. Good luck!
    Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:09 pm Groupie
    Thank fav is the tomatillo red chili (hot)

    I will check out those links and try them

    I'm still hopeful someone, somewhere will have this recipe
    Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:12 pm Groupie

    They are owned by McDonalds, you might want to use that when you type in a search.

    Di icon_wink.gif
    Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:18 pm Groupie
    Well I certainly didn't know that, interesting!

    Maybe I'll get a part time job there to "get the recipe" *hahaha
    Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:30 pm Groupie
    I was wondering if anyone might now have the actual receipt for the tomatillo red (hot) sauce from Chipotles
    Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:45 pm Groupie
    I wish I had tried their salsa so I would be of better help. I can say that this is a salsa that we love Green Salsa, Jalisco Style, by Mami Janin I usually add 20-30 chiles de arbol insdtead of 2 though which makes it REALLY hot. It might give you a starting point.
    Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:00 am Groupie
    Thanks cookiedog...sounds wonderful!
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:48 pm Groupie
    I found two copycat recipes for that salsa here:

    Chipotle Fan

    Chipotle Red Hot Salsa Recipe

    We have two potential candidates for the Red Hot Salsa recipe. Please try one, or both, and post your results in the comments below. Happy cooking.

    10 to 20 grams dry Arbol chiles (choose based on desired heat)
    1 tablespoon of sesame seeds, toasted
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    2 cloves
    1 clove garlic
    1 teaspoon Mexican oregano (Mexican oregano does have a different flavor than regular)

    1. Combine all ingredients, in blender and blend on low speed
    for ten seconds.

    2. SLOWLY drizzle 1 tsp olive oil into blender on low speed. Add more vinegar to taste if needed

    3. Chill for at least an hour.

    Yield: ~1/2 of a cup

    1 Tomato, peeled and gutted of most seeds/juice.
    10-15g powdered chile de arbol.
    2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro.
    1 tablespoon lemon juice.
    1/4 cup red onion.
    1 lime of lime juice.
    1 tablespoon kosher salt.
    1 teaspoon pepper.
    1 tablespoon red pepper flakes.

    Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend to desired consistency. For best taste allow to sit, covered, in refrigerator for 24 hours.

    I also found many people stated that if you add liquid smoke to a salsa you like it will give it that same flavor.

    Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:58 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Neither of those recipes come close to the actual hot salsa. I am trying to get it from my locale restraunt I go there all the time. Will let you know if I am successful.
    Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:45 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Chipotle is NOT owned by McDonald's. Somewhere along the line I think someone got confused. You know how it goes when a story goes to one too many people by the time it comes back the story is never the same. People got confused because the story is confusing.

    Chipotle was founded 1993 in Denver by a man named Steve Ells. His father funded it with $85,000. By 1998 he had 5 stores. In 1998 Mcdonald's bought stock in chipotle which helped them expand from under 100 stores to 446 from 2001 to 2006. McDonald's, at one point, owned over 80% of the shares in Chipotle. So this gave McDonald's the voting power of most of Chipotle's common stocks. McDonald's has divested completely from Chipotle and no longer hold any shares.

    So I guess at one point, depending on how you look at it, McDonald's had some control over Chipotle But they had nothing to do with getting it started and the products in which Steve brilliantly made and put together.
    Mama's Kitchen (Hope)
    Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:04 pm Groupie
    Welcome Smylees! And thank you for the info!
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