Chipotle comes from the Nahuatl word chilpoctli (meaning "smoked chili"), is a smoke-dried jalapeño. It is a chili used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines, such as Mexican-American, Tex-Mex, and southwestern dishes. The name was adopted and the chili pepper used for a logo on the American restaurant chain Chipotle. A chipotle's heat is similar to that of the Espelette pepper, jalapeño, Guajillo chili, Hungarian wax pepper, Anaheim pepper, and Tabasco sauce. Heat level ranges from 10,000 to 35,000 SHUs. Unique fruity, smoky flavor.
|Common Uses||Perfect addition to marinades, spice rubs, or a traditional adobo. Use in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, BBQ dishes or cornbread. Add rich, smoky flavor to poultry, meats and fall squash.|