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Cranberry Chipotle Sauce is a condiment recipe made with whole cranberry sauce, homemade taco sauce, and a blend of spices. It is a delicious way to use Thanksgiving leftover cranberry sauce.

This sauce recipe is a great one to have on hand and adds a little bit of heat to a little bit of sweet. It is my favorite condiment to top off this recipe for Turkey Tostadas (also made with Thanksgiving leftovers).

Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Finding Different Ways To Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is a time where we all love to have our leftovers. However, the same old reheat and eat can get boring. So, when thinking about ways to use leftovers, I started thinking about ethnic foods I love to enjoy and how I could possibly fuse the two together.

Sweet heat is always a favorite way for me to enjoy food. The little bit of sweetness added to the spicy kick is pretty addicting. This time I decided to use a little smoky chipotle and add it with some leftover whole berry cranberry sauce. It was so delicious!

A bowl of sauce

What You Need To Make Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

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Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce 

Taco Sauce, you can buy it premade, or make your own homemade taco sauce.

Chipotle peppers in adobo saucethese come in a small can.

Tips And Substitutions

  • Depending on heat tolerance, feel free to increase or decrease the amount of chipotle peppers in the recipe.
  • Scoop 1/2 tablespoon of adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers and include it in the recipe.
  • Substitute 1 teaspoon of chipotle chili powder for the chipotle peppers (adjust the amount of powder according to heat tolerance.
  • Substitute jellied cranberry sauce for the whole berry. 
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Other Condiment Recipes To Try

Homemade Taco Sauce

Homemade Basil Pesto

Pico de Gallo

Homemade Salsa for Canning

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Green Enchilada Sauce

Caramelized Onions with Root Beer Glaze

Easy Pickled Red Onions

Sweet Crisp Pickles

Garlic Dill Pickles

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Cranberry Chipotle Sauce

Shelby Law Ruttan
Smoky, sweet heat made with leftover cranberry sauce, a delicious condiment with a tex-mex flair.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 11
Calories 84 kcal


  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • [1/3 cup taco sauce ]
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt optional


  • [mv_img id="3880"][mv_schema_meta name="whisk and microwave"]Whisk all cranberry sauce, taco sauce, chipotle pepper, chili powder, and cumin together. Place in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Cook for 1 minute more, or until thickened. Season with salt (if using).
    mixing sauce ingredients together



Serving: 1gCalories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 21gSodium: 632mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13g
Keyword Cranberry Chipotle Sauce
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Honeybunch Hunts is a website dedicated to Hunting, Homesteading and Harvesting. Written by Shelby Law Ruttan, author and owner of Grumpy’s Honeybunch, she (Honeybunch) and Phil (Grumpy) have come together in a joint effort to share their knowledge and experience from the woods, to the garden, to the table.

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