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Chipotle Powder



Chipotle powder, chi-POHT-lay, is made by finely grinding jalapenos peppers that were slowly smoked over a natural wood fire. This slow smoking of the jalapenos peppers create a chipotle powder that imparts a wonderfully smoky & spicy flavor to whatever it is added too. Chipotle powder has a long history of use in traditional Mexican cuisine and in recent years has become commonplace in the United States, especially the Southwest.

Two kinds of chipotle powder are produced in Mexico, Morita and Meco:

Chipotle Powder with fresh and dried peppers




Morita Chipotle Powder is the variety of chipotle most commonly found in the United States because it is a slightly lower quality and less expensive. Morita Chipotle powder starts with fully ripe red jalapeños that are smoked over a natural wood fire just until the chiles are dried. They are then ground into a fine chipotle powder with an intense smoky aroma and a hot and smoky flavor. Chipotle Morita is mostly produced in Northern Mexico and the "Morita" literally means "little purple one" or blackberry.




Brown Meco Chipotle Chili Peppers & Powder


Brown Chipotle Powder is hard to find north of the border because of the greater appreciation of its superior quality in Mexico and its higher price. This chile pepper also known as chipotle Meco, is made by slowly smoking red jalapeños over a natural wood fire for a long period of time until the peppers are a light brown color and extremely smoky. Brown Chipotle chile powder not only has a stronger flavor but it is more complex and rich. Chile Meco is produced in central and Southern Mexico where it is also known as chile Ahumado, or Típico.

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 Chipotle Powder Recipes & Cooking Hints

Chipotle powder is perfect way to added a little (or a lot!) of heat and smoky flavors to all kinds of sauces and condiments.

Chipotle Mayonnaise: Mix a little chipotle powder into mayonnaise to make a chipotle sandwich spread with a little hot and smokybrown meco chipotle chili pepper zing. How much chipotle powder to add depends to personal taste, but a good place to start is 1/2 teaspoon per cup of mayo for a basic chipotle mayonnaise. For fancier versions try adding an additional two teaspoons fresh lime juice, a generous tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, two medium cloves of finely minced garlic, or even a 1/2 teaspoon of one of your favorite Mexican spice such as cumin or Mexican oregano. Delicious!

Chipotle Chile PowderChipotle Aioli: Aioli is a sauce containing olive oil, garlic and usually eggs, or basically a garlic flavored mayonnaise. It is often served as a complement to fish and other seafood, vegetables, eggs and as a sandwich spread. To one cup of mayo add 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder( a whole teaspoon for the fearless!!), five cloves finely chopped garlic, two tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/4 cup Dijon mustard and one tablespoon white wine vinegar. Refrigerate the chipotle aioli at least one hour before serving to let the flavors meld. Of course a fresh mayo can be made by slowly added one cup olive oil too two pasteurized egg yolks in a food processor or blender.

Chipotle Salt: Mix 1-1/2 teaspoons chipotle powder into one cup salt and shake in a sealed container until evenly mixed.

  • To make a quick chipotle Adobo sauce add one teaspoon chipotle powder to a 1/4 cup steak sauce or ketchup and stir well.
  • Chipotle powder adds a wonderful smoky accent to Guacamole. It can even be lightly sprinkled on avocado slices for a garnish or to top a spicy Cobb salad.
About Chipotle Powder


Chipotle PepperChipotle powder is a cherished spice by chile heads and barbecue enthusiasts alike. It’s smoky hot jalapeño flavor is a perfect addition to any food which is complemented by heat and smoky flavors. Try adding Chipotle powder to anything barbecued, marinades, rubs, sauces, Bloody Marys, all kinds of meats and vegetables. It is really a great addition to any food! Substitute approximately one and a quarter teaspoons chipotle powder for very seeded and stemmed chipotle pepper called for in a recipe.

Our chipotle powder is made from finely ground chipotle chiles at have had their stems and seeds removed.


Chipotle Powder Storage: Like most spice, chipotle powder should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool dark place. For maximum freshness we recommend storing extra chipotle powder in a plastic bag placed in a small airtight jar kept in the refrigerator or freezer and then keep a small shaker of it with the rest of your spices for convenient use.




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