Chipotle in Adobo: Mexican specialty for your home.
Chipotle and Adobo - a fine mix of smoky chilis with herby tomato sauce.
Chipotle are made by smoke drying ripe Jalapeno chilis, with a typical smoky taste. The smoking takes place in a traditional smoker. Chilis that have thin pulp are easily preserved through a drying process, this is harder when it comes to chilis that have more pulp. This is why they are smoked. And this is how Jalapeno chilis are turned into Chipotles. Just pour some of the famous Adobo sauce over them and you get the Mexican specialty.
'Chipotle in Adobo” are whole Chipotle pods preserved in a special thick herby and spicy vinegar tomato sauce. The chilis can be used as a fiery side dish for fajitas, enchiladas or other main courses. On the other side, the sauce enhances BBQ sauces, baked beans and can also be used as universal spicing sauce where you feel the need for a bit more taste.
This is how the Chipotle chili looks like when they are not mixed with the Adobo sauce.
This is a convenient way to prepare them as the pods become soft due to the humidity and they are easily handled. The sauce takes over a lot from the aroma and fire of the chilis is also used, just like the pods, in many Mexican recipes. The Chipotle in Adobo can be found in any supermarkets in Mexico and south-western USA. It's a bit harder over here but we at Pepperworld don't spare any costs to bring you fine treats von Mexican la Costena in our Pepperworld Hot Shop.
Chipotle in Adobo ca be used in various ways: for example, tinned beans get a super aroma. You can get a smoky taste without needing to smoke meat - which is often fatty.
Our Chipotle in Adobo come from la Costena. La Costena is one of the biggest and most innovative food businesses in Mexico. In order to get the authentic taste of the Mexican cuisine high value is put on using highest quality ingredients in the La Costena products. No wonder that we have brought forth such a tasty product like the Chipotles in Adobo :)
Aside from Chipotles in Adobo we also have more Mexican La Costena products on offer, just check it out.
You can use these chillies in a chilli con carne
- water, chipotle chillies, onions, tomato paste, vinegar (16%), iodised salt, pepper, soya oil, sugar, ancho chillies, oregano, laurel, garlic
- Heat Level Mild to Wild
- Heat level 1-10
- soybean oil
- Country of origin
- Best before
- keep unopened at least 100 days
- Nutritional information
- pro 100 g
- 276 kj/ 20 kcal
- 0 g
- saturated fatty acids
- 0 g
- 16.67 g
- of which sugars
- 6.67 g
- 0 g
- 1.27 g
- Sierra Madre GmbH
My can (199g) contained a handful (about 10) big chilli pieces. They tasted smokey and pleasantly hot. I think the shop's given heat level of 5 is adequate - a strong 5, though.
While I really enjoyed the chillies, I was less impressed by the sauce. The vinegar is not overpowering which is good. The - only a little - disappointing part to me lies in the sauce's tomatoes and especially the onions. I wished those would carry a stronger and fresher taste, like in some of the mild Italian tomato sauces I know. Some more herbs might also give a more rounded off touch to the overall experience.
All in all a good product. The main attraction delivers. The supporting ingredients are satisfying but nothing out of the ordinary.