In order for this to taste good, you must puree the chipotle in adobo sauce first (don't just chop it up, I made that mistake the first time I made this), and then measure from the puree. And also, we used fresh lime as opposed to the kind that comes in the little lime shaped bottles. This makes a big difference! We also used a clove from garlic that was bought at Aldi. The amount of garlic they called for in this recipe was WAYY too much. You could get away with probably using a quarter of the amount they say to use, or even put garlic powder (not salt!) in TO TASTE. I tried the original sauce alongside this sauce that I made, and noticed that other than the being much less garlicy, the original seems to be a little redder in color, and a little spicier (maybe you could put in just a tad more of your chipotle in adobo puree, but TO TASTE). But once more, I will warn you, the garlic will overpower everything if you aren't careful! But all in all, it's a good recipe, and it might even be the original recipe Subway developed, but just with fresh ingredients as opposed to using powders, preservatives, etc.
didn't taste like subway's sauce...or maybe i am a horrible cook lol
Well, Mean Chef, this is definitly a winner. I left out the salt,used light mayo and used bottled lime juice. I had it on some left over pot roast and it was wonderful. If I had any complaint it would be that instead of tablespoons you used ounces. This may be a little confusing for people that don't know that 1 fluid ounce is actually 2 tablespoons. This will be stocked in my fridge at all times, now.
I'm glad that I can make my own meatball sandwiches instead of going over to Subway. The key ingredient I needed was the chipotle sauce, and this recipe really did the trick. I decided to blend everything together, as the chipotle peppers needed more than what a knife could do. I decreased the amount of mayo and added a bit more of the adobo to give the sauce a nice, orange color. By blending it all, the sauce came out creamy. However, for those who prefer a copycat version, use a little less chipotle. My sauce had a bit of a kick to it, and some of the other reviewers thought that the original recipe was too spicy.
This isn't exactly like subways, theirs is less spicy and more creamy, but it is a good substitute. I add a little ketchup to mine (a tablespoon or two), it helps mellow out the lime/spice & makes the color of it more like subways.
I made this today and put it on panini's . It was awesome! I used honey mustard and it was great
Thank you for the recipe
This is the perfect for any sandwich. You can make it as spicy as you want by adding more or less chipotle peppers.
I thought this was great! I added just a touch of honey and everyone who has had it just loved it, It's a keeper!!
Delicious!! I make sandwiches a couple times a week and this really spices them up and makes them unique!!
Fantastique on anything, meats, seafood, chicken and mixed green salads! Add 1/2 tsp. or less of smoked paprika far darker color and deeper flavor. a sprig of cilatro makes it southwest authentic!