Chipotle Barbecue Sauce


1 6 oz can tomato paste, about 10 Tbsp
1 cup water
3 Tbsp dijon mustard
2-4 Tbsp chipotle in adobo
2/3 cup Agave
1/4 cup cider or white vinegar
zest and juice of one orange
11/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree till smooth. Remove to a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Make at least one day in advance for best results. Allow to cool and refrigerate. Keeps for several weeks, covered tightly and refrigerated. Makes about 11/2 cups.