Chipotle Peppers - Information and Spice Variations

Chipotle (chip-oat-lay) peppers are smoked, dried Jalapeño chiles. The Spice House offers two varieties of dried Chipotle chiles: Morita and Meco. The Moritas, available whole and ground, are a smaller chile with a dark red and black color. They have a delicious fruity aroma that belies their surprising heat level. The Meco are larger in size and have a light brown hue. They are smokier and less fruity than the moritas, with nutty, leathery notes that blend well with strong flavors.

Meco Brown Chipotle Chile Peppers

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Brown Chipotle chiles are a medium heat, 4-6 on a scale of 10. Underneath the smokey flavor lies a grassy, light-spicy fruitiness. They are larger …

Morita Black-and-Red Whole Dried Chipotle Chile Peppers

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Black and Red Chipotle chiles average around a 6 on the 1-10 heat scale. These chiles, nicknamed "Morita" are more attractive than the brown chipotl…

Morita Ground Chipotle Chile Peppers

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This rich, deep red powder has all the smokey heat of whole chipotle peppers , but is much easier to use in most dishes. A sprinkle adds a kick of f…

Canned Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

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These chipotle peppers are soft and ready to use to add smokey heat to any dish. Chop or puree them into sauces, add to marinades and vegetable dish…