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A question about a recipe: Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili


I have a question about the recipe "Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili" from Gena Hamshaw. Can you offer a substitution for chipotle pepper en adobo (whatever that is) for those of us in Europe / Australia / Asia? I have chipotle powder?

asked by Joanne51 over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

Chipotle in adobo are dried peppers canned in a tomato sauce. You can substitute with any dried peppers that will give you the level of "heat" you'd like

added over 1 year ago

Do you mean chillies? Dried chillies?

added over 1 year ago

According to the McCormick web site, approximately 1/2 tsp chipotle powder is an acceptable substitute for 1 large canned pepper: http://www.mccormickgourmet...


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added over 1 year ago

I would also add a chili that is smoked.

added over 1 year ago

...jalapenos, smoked, sauced.

added over 1 year ago

Look in the foreign foods section of a large grocery store. I am pretty sure I have seen them in Germany.

added over 1 year ago

You might also consider making your own "mock" chipotles en adobo. To make the real thing, you'd need to find red jalape├▒os, smoke them, and then sauce them. However, I'll wager you could make a version of this with chipotle powder, garlic, catsup, and perhaps some toasted and ground spices like cumin and coriander. A bit more effort, but it should get you close to the flavor profile of canned chipotles en adobo.