Chipotle In Adobo
Chipotle in Adobo consists of whole chipotle chiles preserved in a spicy sauce made with tomato, vinegar, vegetable oil and spices. Chipotle chiles are smoke-dried jalapenos or serranos that are rich in smoky, slightly chocolate-y flavor with a deep, subtle heat.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Chipotle peppers, water, tomato paste, sugar, contains 2% or less sunflower seed oil, onion, cornstarch, vinegar, salt, paprika, garlic and spices.
Chipotle chiles are smoked jalapeño peppers. When picked early in the season, jalapeños are green – it isn’t until late in the season that the jalapeños lose most of their moisture and begin to turn red. After the ripe jalapeños are harvested, they are then dried and smoked, turning them into chipotle chiles. Allowing the jalapeños to ripen fully gives chipotle chiles an inherently fruity-sweet flavor since the chile has more time to create and store sugar.
Adobo is a practice native to Iberia, Spain, which relates to marinating foods in a spicy, vinegar-laced sauce to preserve them. The method was brought to Mexico by Spanish colonists and adapted to suit local tastes. Chipotles in Adobo Sauce is made by stewing chipotles in a sauce of tomato, garlic, vinegar, salt and spices. Sometimes fruit juice or a pinch of brown sugar is included to offset any bitter taste. Chipotles in Adobo Sauce are a staple ingredient in Mexican cuisine, used in numerous fresh and cooked sauces.
Preserved in a spicy sauce made with tomato, vinegar, vegetable oil and spices, our Chipotle in Adobo takes center stage in this smoky Mexican salsa. Perfect for drizzling on tacos or as a dipping sauce for tortilla chips.