Dan’s Prime Smoky Chipotle Seasoning Sauce
Another find from Central Market – I picked this one up because of the label – I’m going to guess that they’ve either never checked the trademark registration office or that they can get away with using “Smoky Chipotle” because of the misspelling. Either way, I figured Chuck would like to see this one – and I needed a sauce to use on the leftover meatloaf. Since Lauren wasn’t feeling well, I was on my own for dinner, so driving home I decided to make myself a meatloaf sandwich using some of the rosemary bread that I picked up from Central Market.
Any hint of chipotle smell is masked by the smell of smoke, but you do get some undertones of the body inside this sauce. Visually, it’s very pretty – almost like a thin BBQ sauce.
Holy smoky salt balls batman. This sauce might as well be liquid smoke. In fact, I would be amazed if it didn’t contain liquid smoke – that “spices” ingredient is a sneaky little bugger. Seriously though, this sauce has so much smoke flavor that if it doesn’t contain liquid smoke, someone needs to figure out how they did it. I’ve never had a sauce this smokey before.
The label has it right though – this should be used as a seasoning only – as in mixed within a recipe, because eating this on something just overpowers ever other flavor on the plate. My poor meatloaf didn’t stand a chance.
Would I buy this again? Probably not. But I won’t throw out the bottle I have – I can find a recipe to mix this into to or perhaps use it as a marinade. If you find this sauce on the shelf, it’s something to consider if you need a recipe ingredient.