Chipotles are smoked jalapenos that originally came about as a way to preserve leftover jalapenos from a farmer's final harvest. Jalapenos have thick, meaty flesh, with a high moisture content, making them prone to spoilage in the hot Mexican climate. By smoking and drying them, these peppers would last for months.
Our chipotle peppers come from Peru, where they are canned in a rich, flavorful adobo sauce. These chipotles are perfect for salsa, enchiladas, spicy mac n' cheese, wet rubs for pork tenderloin, or anything else your mind can think of. And for a tempting dessert, try our recipe for chipotle brownies!