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Last week in the post called Little Fires in Your Mouth I promised to find some recipes to help us all use up that everlasting little can of chipotle chiles. I'm sure you remembered to put the contents of the can into a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Those little chiles will last almost forever in your fridge, so you will need these recipes.
First off, I wasn't sure exactly how chipotles are made. I checked around and found from a variety of sources that chipotles are smoked and dried red jalapenos, and red jalapenos are simply green ones that have been allowed to ripen further on the vine. They can be purchased as pods, as chipotle powder, or canned in adobo sauce, which is made of tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt, and spices. Here are some of the things you can do with them.
Chipotle Chile : A nice selection of low-fat recipes, plus information on smoking your own chipotles.
Chipotle Recipes from AllRecipes.com
Chipotle Recipes on Epicurean.com
Vegetarian Chipotle Chili