Chipotle and Tomato Salsa

A tasty cooked salsa, great with chips and on grilled meats and tacos. Would make a nice marinade for meat or chicken, too.

1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes

1 or 2 garlic cloves, crushed and peeled

1 or 2 stemmed dried chipotle chilies (or use canned chipotles, seeded)

½ tsp dried oregano

salt to taste

Combine in a medium saucepan and cook until the chilies soften and tomato liquid thickens, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool, then puree in food processor or blender. Makes 2½ cups.

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