Chipotles in adobo sauce, best way to use them

What are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce? Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are a common ingredient in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. The peppers are smoked jalapeño peppers that have been dried and canned in a sauce called adobo made from vinegar, tomato, and other spices.

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What are chipotle peppers?

Chipotle peppers are dried smoked jalapeños. They are usually red and have a mild to medium-hot chili pepper flavor. Chipotle peppers can be used in many dishes, such as salsa, chili, enchiladas, and tacos.

Chipotle peppers are very in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine to add heat and flavor to dishes.





are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce spicy?

The spiciness of chipotle peppers can vary depending on the pepper. Some chipotle peppers can be very spicy, while others may only have a mild spicy flavor.

In general, chipotles are mildly spicy, they have sweet and tangy notes, and are perfect for adding the perfect smokey flavor to any dish.

What to do with a can of chipotle in adobo?

Chipotles are perfect for making anything from salad dressing to marinades to salsa, jam, soups, and mayonnaise. But here is one of my best kitchen hacks, A CHIPOTLE PASTE.

  1. Open the chipotle chile can and pour the contents into a blender. Blend until smooth. You can also use a food processor (affiliate link).
  2. Then pour it into a jar and store it in the refrigerator. It will last up to three months. Even though I predict you’ll finish it before.
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You can blend the chiles and pour into an ice cube tray, and store in the freezer until future use.

Quick ways to enjoy the smoky flavor of chipotles

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Frequently asked questions

What can I substitute for chipotle in adobo sauce? A good substitute for chipotle in adobo sauce would be to use ancho chili powder and smoked paprika.

Are chipotles and jalapenos the same thing? Chipotle peppers are ripe, red jalapeño peppers that have been dried and smoked.

Are chipotles in adobo spicy? Yes, they are mildly spicy they range from 2500-8000 units on the Scoville scale. They are spicier than chile anchos.

How do you make chipotle in adobo less spicy? Mix with cream cheese, mayo, hummus, tahini, etc.

Which spices pair with this chile? Mexican oregano, cumin, garlic and black pepper.

There are so many recipes that you can make with this Mexican condiment! I think this is the best way to work with chiles in adobo.

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chipotles in adobo

Chipotle peppers in adobo paste

Alejandra Graf
Chipotles are perfect for making anything from salad dressing to marinades to salsa, jam, soups, and mayonnaise. But here is one of my best kitchen hacks, A CHIPOTLE PASTE.
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Prep Time 5 mins
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Total Time 5 mins
Course Basics
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 cups

Equipment

  • blender
  • Food processor
  • Jar with a lid

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Instructions
 

  • Open the chipotle chile can and pour the contents into a blender. Blend until smooth. You can also use a food processor.
  • Then pour it into a jar and store it in the refrigerator. It will last up to three months. Even though I predict you’ll finish it before.

Nutrition

Serving: 1recipeSodium: 0.01mg
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