5 ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
4 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and quartered
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
4 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
Coarse salt and ground pepper
In a small saucepan over medium-high, cover ancho chiles with water and simmer until chiles are soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and transfer to a blender with jalapenos, garlic, sugar, molasses, ketchup, vinegar, and orange juice. Blend until mixture is smooth and season to taste with salt and pepper.
COOK’S NOTE: To store, refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 5 days.