May 5, 2009 1:53 PM
Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
POSTED IN: Chiles , Ingredients
TAGS: Adobo , Chiles , Chilies , Chipotle , Sauce , Vegetables
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Chipotles in adobo sauce are one of my favorite Mexican ingredients. They are ready to be spooned on top or inside of almost anything: quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, grilled meats... Yet, they are also a wonderful cooking ingredient to use for making a wide range of dishes, from soups to moles, from salsas to stews and even mashed potatoes.  Chipotles have truly unique layers of flavor that come together in a most wonderful way: smoky, sweet, deep, rich and pleasantly spicy (continue for more information and photo).
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The chipotles in adobo are JalapeƱo chiles that have been ripened to a deep red, dried, smoked and pickled in a combination of vinegar, spices and tomato puree.

Yes! You can make your own (upcoming in the cooking techniques). However, ready to buy chipotles in adobo sauce in cans and glass jars are a staple in Mexican pantries and stores have a wide array of brands to choose from, each with their own peculiar spin.  Should you opt for buying them (as most people do...), try a couple different brands, they do vary in flavor.  


Hi...i've been desperately looking for a recipe to make chipotles in adobo. we smoke our own jalapenos, which turn out beautiful, and this is the next step in my cooking process. please hurry up and cook them up for us!


cath kelly | July 27, 2009 4:36 AM

Hi there! So great that you smoke your own jalapeƱos! I will post about it as soon as I can... Many thanks for your note!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from cath kelly | July 27, 2009 11:06 AM

Once you open the Chipotles in adobo sauce how do I store them and for how long. I have not seen them in jars only in cans.

Thank you Gayle

Gayle Loyola | September 11, 2011 12:44 PM

Hola Gayle, you can store the chipotles in adobo sauce covered in the refrigerator for months. :)

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Gayle Loyola | September 14, 2011 11:44 AM