Chipotle Chile Peppers, Brown (Smoked)

If this chile were a famous author, then it would be Earnest Hemingway. Gruff and bawdy, it’s a chile’s chile who won’t take any lip from anyone. Yet, under its masculine exterior, it shelters a poetic side that waxes prose to the dishes it decides to spend its nights with.

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Brown, wrinkled, and looking like a discarded cigar, the brown (aka: meco) chipotle isn't one that’ll win any beauty contests. Looking like old tobacco and smelling like it with a mix of smoke, black powder, and aged leather this whole chipotle pepper is one for those who want powerful flavor from their chiles. These chipotles have been dried and smoked for days longer than their younger siblings, the morita chipotles.

Brown chipotles can be used anywhere you use a morita chipotle, this one just offers a huskier flavor with a lot more smoke. Outside of its usual culinary rigmaroles, this dried chipotle chile is fantastic when toasted, ground, and mixed with a bit of ground cinnamon before being swirled into to a cup of hot chocolate.

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IngredientsDried brown chipotle chiles.
Recommended ApplicationsWhole Brown Chipotle Chiles can be used to enhance the flavor in a chili, enchilada sauces, stew, barbecue ribs, or corn bread. Their unique smoky flavoring compliments poultry, red meats, and fall squash.
Basic PreparationRinse this product with warm water first. To rehydrate, let soak in hot water for 10 minutes. Next, add to any recipe where the product will cook a minimum of 10 minutes. You may also, after re-hydration, dice or puree before adding to your recipe.
Product StyleWhole
CuisineCajun, Caribbean, Latin American, Mexican, Southwestern American
Handling / StorageStore in a cool, dry place.
Scoville Heat Scale3,500–8,000, 10,000–23,000
Shelf Life3 years
Country of OriginMexico
Allergen InformationNone Specified


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