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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 that are rich in smoky, slightly chocolate-y flavor with a deep, subtle heat.

  • Peppers are approximately 1 to 3 inches long

  • Deep red with smooth red sauce and some seeds

  • Ranges from 10,000 to 20,000 on Scoville Heat Scale

  • Extended shelf life

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    Price: $186.44
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    Suggested uses

  • Use in enchilada sauces, chili or stews

  • Add to hamburger meat before cooking

  • Enhance barbecue sauces and baked beans

  • Purée with cold butter until smooth for an easy, spicy compound butter

  • Mash and whisk into mayonnaise for an incredibly flavorful sandwich spread or dip for roasted vegetables

  • Combine with shredded pork, beef or chicken to fill enchiladas or tacos

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. No preparation necessary.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Chipotle peppers, water, tomato paste, sugar, contains 2% or less sunflower seed oil, onion, cornstarch, vinegar, salt, paprika, garlic and spices.

    While dried peppers are used often in ethnic cuisine, the chipotle chile has remained unique to Mexico and other Mexican-inspired fare in the United States. Toward the end of the chile growing season, peppers turn from green to red, signifying their ripeness. The pepper's thick skin quickly rots instead of drying in the sun. Therefore, the smoking process was introduced to preserve the leftover green chiles before they turned red. This technique dates back to ancient Aztec civilizations, originating near the ancient city of Tenochtitlan, but has carried through to the present day due to its effective and pleasurable results.

    The hot pepper family of capsicum is one of the longest cultivated crops, dating back over 7,000 years. Native to the Americas, these flavor-rich vegetables were not introduced to the rest of the world until the 15th century. Today, they are used across the globe to add depth and heat. They are often dried to preserve their flavor and occasionally valued for their medicinal utility.

  • The word "chipotle" comes from the Nahuatl word "chilpoctli," meaning smoked chile

  • Mostly produced in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua

  • Classic recipe

    Chipotle Salsa

    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.