Chipotle Tomato Sauce

1 pound pasta (shapes or wagon wheels)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 chipotle peppers, stemmed, seeded and finely choped
Note: Easier to use food processor to chop chipotle. Cut coarsely and grind finely.
2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp dried oregano
12 plum tomatoes, stemmed and chopped
OR one 28oz can of whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped.
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped

While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a medium skittle over medium high heat
Add onions and cook until softened.
Add the garlic, chipolte, cumim, oregano and tomatoes and cook until bubbly.
Stir in the tomato paste and the sugar.
Season with salt and pepper then stir in the cilantro and simmer 2 minutes.
Serve over pasta
Makes 4 servings



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