Chipotle Sauce

2 Chipotle Chiles;
2 Bacon; Slices, Finely Cut Up
1/4 Cup Onion; Finely Chopped, 1 small
3 Cup Tomatoes; Finely Chopped
1 Cup Beef Broth
1/4 Cup Carrot; Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Celery; Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Fresh Cilantro; Snipped
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Pepper

You can make this sauce as hot as you want by adding up to a total of 4 dried Chipotle chiles. Cover chilies with warm water. Let stand until softened, about 1 hour. Drain and finely chop. Cook and stir bacon and onion in a 2−quart saucepan until bacon is crisp; stir in chilies and remaining ingredients. Makes about 4 cups sauce.

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