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Did you get a can of chipotles in adobo sauce for a recipe and now need ideas for using the rest of it? Maybe you need to use that can in your pantry that’s approaching its expiration date. Or maybe you just love that smoky, spicy chipotle flavor. Whatever the reason, this list has all kinds of recipes to use those chipotles in adobo sauce. I’ve got appetizers, soups, main courses, sides, and sauces covered. This list includes several vegetarian and vegan options. Some of the recipes are labeled gluten free, but make sure to check the label of your chipotle peppers just to be sure.
While there are plenty of tacos and chilis on this list, as it to be expected with a chipotle pepper post, there are definitely plenty of other selections! How about a Chipotle Steak Au Poivre (by Grandbaby Cakes) or a Potato Cheese Soup With Smoky Chipotle (by Platings and Pairings)?
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- What Are Chipotle Peppers?
- What Is Adobo Sauce?
- Freezing Chipotles In Adobo Sauce
- Appetizers & Salads
- Sauces & Dressings
What Are Chipotle Peppers?
Chipotle peppers are ripe jalapenos that have been smoked and dried. If you want to make your own at home, see DIY Chipotle Peppers from Baking Sense.
What is Adobo Sauce?
Adobo sauce is an earthy, spicy sauce made with ancho and guajillo chiles. If you want to make your own, see How to Make Adobo Sauce from Kevin Is Cooking.
Freezing Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
After opening the can, separate the peppers and liquid into desired freezer portions. Transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. If using a bag, remove as much air from the bag as possible. Remove from the freezer and thaw when ready to use.
Appetizers & Salads
Main dishes are separated by the type of meat (or lack thereof): Multiple Meats, Fish, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Vegetarian or Vegan.