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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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames April 22, 2013

Here are some ideas, from a post here on FOOD52 on just that topic: http://food52.com/blog... Apparently you are not alone! ;o)

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Lazarus
Lazarus April 22, 2013

Thanks! The chipotle cream sounds incredible.

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amysarah
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.)

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rt21
rt21 April 22, 2013

Add some to mayonnaise to make a dip

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Alexandra zohn
Alexandra zohn 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

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin April 22, 2013

Lots of good ideas in this thread here: http://food52.com/hotline...

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em-i-lis
em-i-lis April 22, 2013

I'm with amysarah...I freeze them.

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Lazarus
Lazarus April 22, 2013

What's the portion breakdown if using frozen chopotle cubes?

susan g
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.)

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Shelly Collins
Shelly Collins April 23, 2013

I stir them into beans like pintos or black beans. They also make a nice addition to guacamole.

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CarlaCooks
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.

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pierino
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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Margy@hidethecheese
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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.

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tlowe
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

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tlowe
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

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maimai50
maimai50 April 26, 2013

Add to homemade or bottled BBQ sauce

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