Chipotle Chiles (Capsicum Annuum) are made from the familiar Jalapeno Chile. Chipotle Chiles are first smoked, then dried. there are many different beliefs regarding the difference between Brown and Morita Chipotles. Our understanding is that the Brown Chipotles are the Green Jalapenos and the Moritas are the red, fully mature Chipotles. This gives them a unique, medium - hot smokey flavor which is popular in many Southwestern dishes. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep brick reddish brown color. The word Chipotle translated to smoked chile. Consider the Chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest). Scoville heat units 7,000-25,000. |
Use Chipotles in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.