How to make chipotle chile paste?

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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A jar with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce made into paste.

What are chipotle peppers?

Did you know that chile chipotle peppers are actually dried jalapeños that have been steeped in adobo sauce? This process gives them a unique flavor and adds extra moisture. When used as an ingredient, they provide a smoky, tangy, and slightly sweet taste to dishes.

Chipotle peppers are smoked and dried jalapeños with a mild to medium-hot chili pepper flavor. They’re a Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine staple, adding heat and flavor to dishes like salsa, chili, enchiladas, and tacos.





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 tangy flavor.

In general, chipotles are mildly spicy, have sweet and tangy notes, and are perfect for adding an excellent 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.

  • 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.

Have you ever wondered what to do with leftovers Chipotles in Adobo Sauce?

You can blend the chiles, pour them into an ice cube tray, and store them in the freezer until future use.

Quick recipes to enjoy the smoky flavor of chipotles

blended chiles chipotle in adobo into a paste

Frequently asked questions

What can I substitute for Chipotle in adobo sauce? A good substitute for Chipotle in adobo sauce would be 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 are spicier than Chile anchos. They range from 2500-8000 units on the Scoville scale.

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.

How to make chipotle 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 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 5 minutes
Course Basics
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 cups

Equipment

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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