What do you do with unused chipotle peppers in adobo sauce?

It never fails that I need only one or two out of a can.

  • Posted by: Lazarus
  • April 22, 2013
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maimai50 April 26, 2013
Add to homemade or bottled BBQ sauce
 
tlowe April 25, 2013
Just buy some Olo's Chipotle Paste in a tube and stop messing with the cans! http://spencersmarket.com/offers/olo-s-chipotle-paste
 
tlowe April 25, 2013
Just buy some Olo's Chipotle Paste in a tube and stop messing with the cans! http://spencersmarket.com/offers/olo-s-chipotle-paste
 
[email protected] April 23, 2013
I love them in deviled eggs. Also, if you decide not to use them right away, they last forever in the fridge. Well, maybe not forever, but several months.
 
pierino April 23, 2013
You can also puree them and work them into the sauce mornay for your macaroni and cheese.
 

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CarlaCooks April 23, 2013
I line a plate with foil, then space the peppers (plus a bit of the adobo sauce on each pepper). I put the plate in the freezer and allow the peppers to completely freeze. Once frozen, I remove the peppers from the plate and toss into a bag or tupperware, then put them back into the freezer. Whenever I make pinto beans, I add a frozen pepper to the lot. I also use a frozen pepper to make a spicy black bean dip.
 
Shelly C. April 23, 2013
I stir them into beans like pintos or black beans. They also make a nice addition to guacamole.
 
susan G. April 22, 2013
I transfer them to a glass jar and freeze, so I can still extract them whole if I want. (Don't leave them in the can -- you can take off the label and put it on the jar.)
 
em-i-lis April 22, 2013
I'm with amysarah...I freeze them.
 
Lazarus April 22, 2013
What's the portion breakdown if using frozen chopotle cubes?
 
mrslarkin April 22, 2013
Lots of good ideas in this thread here: http://food52.com/hotline/10261-canned-chipotle-peppers-in-adobo-sauce
 
Alexandra Z. April 22, 2013
Yes! Add them to mayo and use the mix for tuna melts. They make the best flavoring for cream cheese that you can eat spread on crackers or on flour tortillas for wraps
 
rt21 April 22, 2013
Add some to mayonnaise to make a dip
 
amysarah April 22, 2013
If you want to save for future use, you can also puree them and freeze in small amounts (e.g., in an ice cube tray - when frozen, release and put 'cubes' in a ziploc freezer bag.)
 
Lazarus April 22, 2013
Thanks! The chipotle cream sounds incredible.
 
AntoniaJames April 22, 2013
Here are some ideas, from a post here on FOOD52 on just that topic: http://food52.com/blog/6295-1-can-of-chiles-in-adobo-5-dinners Apparently you are not alone! ;o)
 
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