Monday, December 15, 2008

Ed's Roadhouse Jerky: BBQ Chipotle Flavor

Here at The Smoky Chipotle we are always looking for great new products so we got real excited when we came across this amazing product; it practically redefines the term beef jerky:

Ed's RoadHousE Jerky
BBQ Chipotle Jerky
All Natural
No artificial ingredients or preservatives but packed with bbq flavor and a very nice kick of Chipotle. This is probably destined to be the most popular jerky in time once more people try it. Only brought on-line on the 12th of August 2008 but trials have proved it's going to be a hit - Give it a try! you will not be disappointed $3.75 for a 2.oz pkg Make sure to try all our different jerky flavors.

At Ed's RoadHousE Jerky we don't only sell jerky! "Salsas & Hot Sauces" are also our specialty, We will be adding new items to our website one being a big hit at party's is our Chipotle Salsa this one seems to always grow legs and the first one to leave you can't keep this one at a party long!

Hot Sauces for those of you that were addicted to Pete's F.O.A.D sauce, which is no longer available we have replicated it's great flavor and we will be adding it to our Hot Sauce product line with many others.

New and Exciting products coming soon to our website! We can't wait.

Edward Herman
Founder of Ed's RoadHousE®Jerky.Com
P.O.Box 5014, Buffalo Grove,IL 60089
Toll Free Number 1.877. 228.7328

Friday, November 14, 2008

'Tis The Season For Chipotle Sale! is blasting off the Holiday shopping season early again this year! Check out some of the awesome chipotle deals they are offering up as part of their Appetite Stimulus Package Sale!

No point in waiting for the Black Friday nightmare at the mall. Give the Smoky Chipotle Gift of Flavor this year, save a ton of cash and your sanity. More importantly you will be giving your special someone a Gourmet gift they will truly appreciate!

Pebble Creek Toasted Chipotle Honey Mustard

Just the right amount of zesty flavor to offset the perfectly balanced sweet honey and tangy mustard, it will be love at first bite.

Sale Price: $4.65
You Save $1.60!

Russian River Fine Foods Chipotle Ketchup

A new and enjoyable twist on one of America's most popular condiments. With just a hint of sweetness and a bit of smoky spice from the chipotle peppers.

Sale Price: $5.25
You Save $1.24!

Monty's Party Picante Sauce - Chipotle

Monty's Gourmet produces the most award winning salsa available anywhere. The trophies say it all and your taste buds will agree.

Sale Price: $3.95
You Save $2.30!

Monty's Smokin' Chipotle BBQ Sauce

After 2 years in the making, Monty has finally come up with his own brand of Kansas City style BBQ sauces. Not only are they NEW, they have already won several awards!

Sale Price: $4.55
You Save $1.54!

Monty's Dancing Fire Chipotle Hot Sauce

Only The Finest Chipotle Peppers Are Allowed To Be Put Into This Gourmet Blend Of Peppers & Spices So You Get Only The Best Product.

Sale Price: $3.95
You Save $2.00!

Find these and many more blowout sale priced items at RoJo's Gourmet Foods

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Montezuma Brand Chipotle Seasoning

North of the Border Pepper Co's Montezuma Chipotle Seasoning is a hot smoky, chile and herb mix to blend with sour cream as a dip, or use as a great grill rub. Lots of other uses for this popular seasoning as well!

North of the border has a variety of Chipotle products including BBQ sauce, Catch Up, and salsas.

North of the Border Pepper Co. is dedicated to the use of chile in fun and festive ways, both traditionally and creatively. Their products are taste tested by some of the best palates in the Southwest to maintain a consistently superior quality.

North of the Border is not just a spice company. Their products are dry mixes including salsas, sauces, marinades and seasonings packaged in a see-through cellophane bag with a festive label with instructions. These are products that one can carry easily to uncivilized places. They have chile mixes for every kind of party from the intimate to the down and dirty.

To North Of The Border Pepper Co. every day has a fiesta in it somewhere. So see what they have to offer and join the party.

North Of The Border Pepper Co.
PO BOX 433
Tesuque, NM 87574
Phone: (800) 860 0681
Fax: 15058202108

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Smoky Chipotle Peppers Makes Dave's Sauce A Winner!

Dave's Gourmet uses fire-roasted sweet red peppers and chipotle chiles to give this sauce a delicious, slightly smoky flavor that will enhance any dish.

Although Dave's Roasted Red Pepper & Chipotle Hot Sauce contains some habanero pulp, this sauce is one of Dave's less-fiery creations and is more of "warm" hot sauce where flavor takes precedence over fire. This was made evident when
Dave's Roasted Red Pepper & Chipotle Hot Sauce took first place in the FDM Hot Sauce Shoot Out, medium chile category.

Use Dave's Roasted Red Pepper & Chipotle Sauce on pork, lamb, hamburgers, chile, and any other foods that will benefit from some smoky heat.

Dave's Gourmet Roasted Red Pepper & Chipotle Sauce can be purchased in 5oz jars or as part of the Dave's Gourmet Spicy 6 or 12 Pack.

Dave's Gourmet's site
says: Roasted red peppers and smoky chipotle peppers give this sauce a wonderful fire roasted flavor that just won't quit. Try it on your burgers, tacos, sandwiches, burritos, pizza and pasta.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Don't Stand In Line, Order Online.

DENVER (BUSINESS WIRE) Any computer is now a virtual Chipotle Mexican Grill thanks to the restaurant company’s newly enhanced online ordering system. The new system enables customers to place and pay for their order online, then within minutes go directly to the front of the line at the restaurant to pick it up.

“This is another way we are making our high quality food available and affordable so everyone can eat better,” said Steve Ells, Chipotle founder, chairman and CEO. “We can deliver a great Chipotle experience in a way that meets the demands of time-pressed customers.”

Among the new features added to Chipotle’s online ordering system include a secure credit card payment capability that can save customers’ information so they do not have to re-enter it every time they log on. An expanded group ordering feature allows customers to place multi-item orders under a single name, invite others via e-mail to add to their order, and manage group orders online. Like the previous generation online ordering system, the updated version allows customers to save their own favorite meals online, as well as those of friends, family or co-workers. The system also provides ample space for comments and special instruction so customers can make the same kinds of requests they would if they visited the restaurant.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ketchup Redux; The Russian River Way

If there was ever an existing condiment that takes change well, ketchup would be that condiment. You can squirt or pour the old standby on your fries, burgers, or dogs, but that's pretty much the limit of its humble being.

Chef Ken at Russian River Fine Foods quickly realized the potential for improvement and took charge with this zesty version of the American Classic.

Chipotle Ketchup
is a new and enjoyable twist on one of America’s most popular condiments. With just a hint of sweetness and a bit of smoky spice from the peppers, this sauce is a compliment for every thing from hamburgers and french fries to omelets or eggs cooked any style, but the reduced sweetness and the smoky, mildly spicy element lends itself to an even greater versatility.

Chef Ken has created many recipes that incorporate the use of his smoky Chipotle Ketchup. Here is a simple recipe that shows off the wonderful, subtle yet complex flavors of Chipotle Ketchup:

Smoky Chipotle Lime Prawns

12 medium prawns (peeled and de-veined)
4 ounces Chipotle Ketchup
Juice of ½ of a lime
2 tbsp olive oil

Marinate the prawns in the Chipotle ketchup for 24 hours. After the prawns are marinated, heat a sauté pan till it gets very hot then add the oil.

Take the prawns out of the Chipotle Ketchup and gently place them in the sauté pan. Sauté the prawns on one side for 2 minutes.

Turn the prawns over and add the chipotle ketchup you used as the marinate.

Squeeze the lime juice in as well. Continue to sauté for another 4 minutes. Now you are ready to serve.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Honey Roasted Peanuts

Party season is here and we all need a few good simple ways to throw together a snack for munching. This easy zipped up beer nut recipe will be a favorite at any get together. But you don't need to wait for a party to make these sweet, smoky, and spicy treats; they're great anytime!

1/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound skinless peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Stir together the sugar, chipotle powder, chili powder, and garlic powder in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Stir together the butter, honey, and kosher salt in a large saucepan over medium heat until the butter has melted, and the mixture is bubbly. Stir in the peanuts until well coated, then pour out into a 9x13 inch baking dish.

3. Bake in preheated oven until the nuts are golden brown, about 30 minutes. Stir the mixture 2 or 3 times to ensure even cooking. Once done, scrape the peanuts into a large metal bowl, and sprinkle with the spice mixture. Toss the peanuts to evenly coat with the spice mixture. Allow the peanuts to cool to room temperature, tossing every few minutes so the nuts do not stick together.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Smokey Chipotle Pepper Gourmet Salsa & Dip

The great white north is home to Epicurean Foods; makers of Prospero Smokey Chipotle Pepper Gourmet Salsa & Dip.

Epicurean Foods describes their salsa as follows:
"The rustic taste of our Chipotle Pepper Salsa on grilled meats is a wild new taste sensation! It's also great drizzled over cream cheese with crackers or crusty bread or as a delicious new topping on rice, steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes. "

This is one of the six fine salsas Epicurean food makes. The Raspberry & Chipotle Pepper Gourmet Salsa & Dip would be a nice change for the chipotle lover that likes their salsa with some sweet fruity elements.

If anyone has had the opportunity to try these great looking salsas from Canada we would love to get your feedback on them!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Willie B's Texas Style BQ Sauce; Blazin Hot and Smokey Chipotle

We found this smokey chipotle BBQ sauce at Willie B's who claim to be "Authentic Texans". Seems like both flavors are smokey chipotle but the Blazin' hot is Chipotle'er!

Texas Style Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce- in Texas, barbecue is king. This is a traditional Texas sauce...thick
and slightly sweet with chipotle peppers added to give it a warm smokey flavor. This sauce is delicious on any
kind of meat, as a marinade, or a sandwich topping. Try it on brisket, chicken, fish, or pork.

Texas Style Blazin' Hot BBQ Sauce- don't let the name fool you, this one is REAL good. And only the wimpiest
out there will find it too hot. We take our Smokey Chipotle BBQ Sauce and simply add more chipotle pepper
to it to give it more heat.

2nd place winner in the 2006 Fiery Food Challenge!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli

We added the Smoky Chipotle zing to some plain crab cakes to make them extra special! If you like crab cakes you'll love these with the addition of a snappy chipotle aioli.

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped roasted peppers packed in jar
1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle chiles

Crab Cakes
1 cup Masa Harina (corn flour)
12 ounces crab meat
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

2 tablespoons olive oil

Chipotle Aioli:
Combine all ingredients in bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Crab Cakes:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread Masa Harina on heavy baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Cool.

Combine crab meat, bell pepper, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice and lemon peel in medium sized bowl. Mix in 1/2 cup toasted Masa Harina. Season to taste with salt. Shape crab mixture into twelve 2 1/2-inch-diameter patties, using scant 1/3 cup mixture for each. Place remaining Masa Harina in shallow dish. Add crab cakes 1 at a time, turning to coat. Transfer to baking sheet. (Can be prepared in advance. Cover and refrigerate.)

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add crab cakes in small batches and cook until browned and heated through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to plates. Serve with aioli.

New From Planters; Wicked Hot Chipotle Peanuts

Planters Wicked Hot Chipotle Peanuts are available at your favorite snack food purveyor. We found a bag in the snack section at our local consumer electronic store. Everyday we are finding snack food companies are starting to cater to spicier tastes, and I say it's about time!

You used to have to find some Ass Kickin' Peanuts or some torched up nut snack from Dave's Gourmet Foods if you wanted to feel the fire in your snacky treats. Today even Planters is lighting up their peanuts with fiery Chipotle peppers.

These smoky toasty hot peanuts were nice and hot compared to the usual mainstream snacks but I would not call them hot in Chile-head terms. They will warm you up and they are a tasty improvement on plain old salted peanuts

Is the Chile-head taste spreading to mainstream America? I would have to say it's definitely spreading... like wildfire.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ketchipotle; Hot & Smoky Chipotle Ketchup.

Dave Schy works as a freelance chef/culinary consultant. Over the years Chef Schy has created products and recipes for companies large and small all over North America.

His creations can be found on thousands of menus and grocery store shelves in the United States, Canada and Mexico. After a long and distinguished career as an Executive Chef, Dave has moved to Palm Desert California where he spends his time swimming laps and dreaming up new products and recipes for his company, New Taste LLC, as well as other companies. The product we are luvin here at The Smoky Chipotle is Ketchipotle!

Ketchipotle - The combination of ketchup and the sizzling hot and smokey chipotle pepper have produced the latest big, bold flavor sensation from Chef Dave, his new smokin' hot creation, Ketchipotle. Ketchipotle is a delicious balance of spicy, hot, sweet, and smoky flavors that make it the perfect addition to your condiment line up. It can be used as an extreme ketchup or as one of the best barbeque sauces you will ever taste. Ketchipotle is the second in a series of contemporary ketchup recipes created by Chef Dave.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monty's Smokin' Chipotle BBQ Sauce... Awesome!

Monty's Gourmet Foods has been around for quite some time now. Monty has collected many awards for his man products and recently the Smokin' Chipotle BBQ Sauce has won awards in two categories atFiery Food Challenge the; BBQ Sauce-Smoked, and BBQ Sauce-Chipotle.

Even though this site is dedicated to the smoky chipotle pepper we'll cover all four of Monty's BBQ sauces. I think we should start with the most standard flavor; Smokin’ Mesquite BBQ Sauce. It is a blend of molasses, herbs, and spices, and all the other goodness that Monty put in. This is the favorite for the BBQ lover; it is sticky and sweet and delicious, with just the right amount of smoky flavor. While this is a fantastic finishing sauce and makes a perfect glaze for your ribs, brisket or what have you, it is not the most daring flavor of the bunch.

The Smokin’ Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce is the Garlic Lovers Dream. It shows all the qualities of the mesquite sauce minus the molasses; and the garlicky goodness takes over and imparts the magical garlic joujou to anything you dip, brush, or pour this tasty sauce on. I can’t get enough of this one myself!

Chipotle, A word that simply means smoked pepper. It’s not that simple when it comes to Monty’s Smokin’ Chipotle BBQ Sauce. This is a marriage made in heaven. Just the right amount of heat has been joined to just the right amount of sweet. What more could you want? If you like your BBQ spicy Monty has created the perfect sauce for you!

The final product in this line is the Smokin’ No Sugar Added BBQ Sauce. I gotta say this is the first sugar free sauce I have tasted that actually tastes like BBQ Sauce. This sauce is diabetic friendly, carb friendly and most importantly taste bud friendly. Actually it’s Delicious! I have had over 20 people taste this sauce and none of them would believe it is sugar free! I even showed them the label and they still don’t believe it. It tastes that good!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Mango Salsa


1/2 bunch cilantro finely chopped
2 mangos peeled & chopped
1 red onion chopped
4 tomatillos roasted chopped
4-5 canned chipotle peppers in adobo
4 cloves garlic chopped
salt to taste

Combine ingredients serve.

Rob Burns at foodluvin shared this awesome recipe for his Chipotle Mango Salsa. If you like salsa you will LOVE this spicy, sweet & smoky treat. Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips or do what we did; for an Pan-Asian twist cross cut wonton wrappers and deep fry them crispy golden brown.

FoodPorn: Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Wings

In our never ending search for all that is Chipotle, we came across this review of the Wildwood BBQ by Food Mayhem. They have a nice spot in cyberspace and hey, they like chipotle!

If you have some FoodPorn to share send it to and put FOODPORN in the subject line. We'll put it up and give you some cred. But remember it has to be about something chipotle!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

California Blends Sweet Smoky Chipotle Hot Sauce

Sweet Smoky Chipotle – Medium Hot- The best seller of our product line is a unique take on BBQ sauce. It has complex layered flavors that combine smoky sweetness and peppery heat levels that come from the variety of ingredients we use. We start with a classic BBQ flavor from Molasses, Honey and Brown Sugar added to Tomato Paste. We then add the smoky chipotle pepper and for an added kick of BBQ flavor, some “liquid smoke”. We then add our special Habanero Blend mash to give it that intense habanero heat. The flavors of this sauce intensify in a surprisingly pleasant way making it almost impossible to stop eating.

Here is an excerpt from a review on Hot Sauce Blog. Follow the link to read the entire review.

It seems only fitting that I review a California Blends Hot Sauce while in California. When this package first arrived I couldn’t be more excited, you see, California Blends comes out of Chico, CA - a town that I practically grew up in. My brother and I used to hit Chico for all sorts of mischievous activities, mostly hanging out in the Chico Mall or exploring Bidwell Park. So suffice to stay, the city of Chico is near and dear to my heart and I couldn’t be happier to review a hot sauce that hails from there.

The first in the California Blends product line up to bat was the Chipotle Sweet & Smoky Hot Sauce - and I’ll admit, I first tried this the day it arrived in NYC, I couldn’t wait until we got to California - but it did make the trip from NYC to LA with me.

Description from the bottle: Spice up your meals with some fresh California flavor! Use our smoky Chipotle Habanero Blend at your next BBQ for a fiery flavor that’s sweet with honey. Also great in pasta, sandwiches, sauces and dips. Shake it on and enjoy!

Read the Whole Review...

Chocolate Chipotle Brownies; Chewy, Sticky, Spicy?

Chocolate and chipotle are a classic combination in both sweet and savory dishes. Thanks to Phil M. For submitting this awesome recipe.

1 cup butter regular or unsalted (2 sticks)
1 cup flour
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
4 eggs
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
powdered sugar - opt.

Preheat oven to 325°.
Grease and flour baking dish.
Heat butter and chocolate in saucepan over medium low heat, stirring until all is melted.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon, and chipotle chile pepper.
Add sugar mixture to the melted chocolate and butter mixture, stir to combine.
Add eggs and vanilla.
Mix until smooth.
Turn off the heat and add chocolate chips.
Pour mixture into a prepared baking pan.
Bake until the center is set, 35-40 minutes.
Cool completely and garnish if desired, with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Cut into small squares and serve.

The Cheech Smokin' Chipotle Hot Sauce

With the new Cheech & Chong Comedy Tour; "Light Up America & Canada" on its way, the Cheech's hot sauces have found a rebirth in popularity. Our favorite is of course; the Smokin' Chipotle Hot Sauce!

The Cheech mashes jalapeno, cayenne, tabasco and the fiery habanero (the hottest chile in the world) peppers together to age, then adds sweet molasses, sugar cane vinegar and a splash of rum to create a robust sauce that's SMOKIN' HOT & full-bodied with zesty flavor - treat like a fine wine - the older it gets the better it tastes. Great with fish-n-fowl, beef, pork, soups, dips and Mexican-style cooking. The Cheech Smokin' Chipotle Sauce is "Waatsappenin."

Arriba! Smoked Chipotle Bean Dip

After moving to the United States, Miguel Barrios could never find salsa quite as good as the salsa he had grown up with in Mexico City. So, utilizing his heritage, he created such a salsa by pioneering the open-roasted process in which he "Fire-Roasts" all the fresh vegetables prevalent in Mexican salsa products today.

Established in 1988, Riba Foods, Inc. is still a family-owned business and remains one of the premier fire-roasting packers in the U.S. Additionally, Riba Foods produces traditional Picante Sauces, as well as Italian Sauces, Bar-B-Que Sauces, Drink Mixes, and more.

Arriba! Smoked Chipotle Bean Dip is made from dried pinto beans which are slow cooked and combined with chipotle salsa, cilantro and other vegetables and spices to create an all-natural, delicious snack.

This stuff is available pretty much anywhere and if you need a quick smoky chipotle bean dip fix this should take care of it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Chipotle Mexican Grill Ancho Chile Marinade For Chicken

I found this recipe on Recipe Link. It claims that the source is Steve Ells, Founder, CEO & Chef - Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Somehow, with my little insight into the fast food world, I doubt that Steve Ells is giving out the recipes that Chipotle relies on to provide the company with revenue. So let's just call this a copycat recipe. Enjoy!

1 (2 ounce) package dried ancho chiles
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
6 cloves garlic
1/2 red onion, quartered
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 chicken breasts or meat of choice

Soak dry chiles in water overnight or until soft.

Remove seeds. Add all ingredients except chicken in food processor. Puree until smooth. Spread mixture over chicken breasts and refrigerate at least one hour, up to 24 hours.

Heat grill to about 400 degrees F, or if cooking inside, heat small amount of oil in skillet or grill pan over high heat.

Salt chicken breasts to taste. Grill chicken breasts about4 minutes per side, depending upon thickness, until done.

Serve with rice, black beans, or choice of side dish. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Chipotle "Burrito Rain". Really Did We Have To Go There?

Remember Chocolate Rain, the ridiculous song by Tay Zonday. You know the one that went viral and exploded all over YouTube. I can only imagine it was caused by some kind of simultaneous mental malfunction. Well looks like the good people at Chipotle Mexican Grill enjoyed it as well:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Three Hot Tamales Rocks The Smokin' Chipotle.

Tangy and Sweet with a kick is what the Three Hot Tamales have achieved with this versatile BBQ Sauce. Sauteed onions, Smoked Chipotle Peppers and brown sugar create a flavor that any meat will desire.

Flavor and Taste 10/10
Nice rounded flavor. You can taste the smokiness of the peppers, sweet and tangy with a good bite

Consistency 10/10
Very thick and chunky. You can see large chunks of onion. Great color, bold reddish brown

Label 9/10
Excellent use of simplicity and white space; sure to be a classic with the attention paid to design basics. However it is whats inside that will keep folks coming back again and again.And this sauce will do that for sure!

Heat Level 5/10
Great heat level. Perfect for that rack of ribs; nice and spicy but it won't burn the lips right off your face! The nice texture a well as the balanced flavor along with just the right amount of zip makes this sauce perfect for any BBQ.

Overall 9/10
The Three Hot Tamales have a real winner with this sauce. It incorporates all the elements that make great BBQ. Great Flavor, nice texture, and just the right amount of heat! A winner on any grill!

Visit THT To Order Some For Yourself!

Smoky Chipotle for Jack In The Box!

With more time-strapped Americans eating on the go, quick-serve snacks have become increasingly popular. In response to this growing trend, Jack in the Box(R) restaurants today debut Pita Snacks -- a new product platform of snack-sized, wrap-style sandwiches -- in several of its markets, primarily in the west. The quick-serve chain plans to complete its system wide roll out of the new sandwiches by the end of September.
Jack's new Pita Snacks feature a choice of grilled or crispy chicken strips, strips of marinated sirloin steak, or a fish fillet, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and a smoky chipotle sauce wrapped in a pita made with whole grain.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wikipedia On The Chipotle Pepper

The word chipotle, which was also sometimes spelled chilpoctle and chilpotle, comes to English originally from the Nahuatl word chilpoctli by way of Mexican Spanish. The Nahuatl word chilpoctli means "smoked chile", formed from chil (="chile pepper") + poctli (="smoke"). The original Nahuatl word was spelled "pochilli" and has apparently become reversed. Other early spellings from Mexico are tzilpoctil, tzonchilli and texochilli.

A chipotle (pronounced chee-POTE-lay) is a smoke-dried jalapeño chili used primarily in Mexican, Mexican-American, Tex-Mex, and Mexican-inspired cuisine.

There are many varieties of jalapeños which vary in size and heat. In Mexico, the jalapeño is also known as the cuaresmeño and gordo. Until recently, chipotles were almost exclusively found in the markets of central and southern Mexico. As Mexican food became more popular in the United States in the late 20th century and into the 21st century, jalapeño production and processing began to move into Northern Mexico and the United States.

Typically, a grower will pass through a jalapeño field multiple times, picking the best green jalapeños for market. At the end of the growing season, jalapeños naturally begin to turn red. There is an extensive fresh market for red jalapeños in both Mexico and the United States. Many U.S. growers disk the red jalapeños into the ground. They are kept on the vine as long as possible. When the jalapeños are deep red and have lost much of their moisture, they are selected to be made into chipotles.

The red jalapeños are moved to a closed smoking chamber where they are spread out on metal grills. Wood is placed in a firebox, and the smoke enters the sealed chamber. Every few hours the jalapeños are stirred to improve smoke penetration. The chiles are smoked for several days until most of the moisture is removed. At the end of the process, the chipotles have dried up in a manner akin to prunes or raisins. The underlying heat of the jalapeños is combined with the taste of smoke. Typically ten pounds of jalapeños make one pound of chipotle.

In recent years, growers have begun using large gas dryers. Some processors have even started to use liquid smoke. These techniques produce what most culinary experts believe to be an inferior chipotle chile.

Chipotles are a key ingredient that impart a relatively mild but earthy spiciness to many dishes in Mexican cuisine. The chiles are used to make various salsas. Chipotle chiles can also be ground up and combined with other spices to make a meat marinade known as an adobo.

Smoky Chipotle Popcorn Seasoning

When it's movie time and you're just not satisfied with the bland greasy popcorn they're serving at the theater, whip out the Smoky Chipotle Popcorn Seasoning from Urban Accents to liven things up!

How to Use It...
For maximum munchability ... Liberally sprinkle Smoky Chipotle All Natural Popcorn Seasoning onto freshly popped popcorn as desired. For microwave popcorn, sprinkle generously into bag and reheat for 5 seconds.

Ingredients Salt, Chipotle Pepper, Dehydrated Garlic, Dehydrated Onion, Spices, Natural Flavors and Tricalcium Phophate to prevent caking.

The Legal Battle for Smokey Chipotle Burns On

It has the potential to be a modern day tale of David and Goliath, if not for the fact that David was a hero with the best interests of his people at hand; perhaps more of a Jack and the beanstalk? In any event it is about a giant and a pipsqueak and it plays out like this.

Kentucky Fried chicken enters the market with their Original Recipe in 1940. It was not until 1974 when they toyed with the idea of a new formula and Extra Crispy was introduced. Now more than two decades later The Colonel has introduces an exciting new flavor in their Smoky Chipotle Crispy Chicken. Interestingly, KFC has decided to roll out this flavor for a limited time only despite the public’s craving for spicy chicken.

Yum! Brands in Louisville, KY; the world’s largest purveyor of fried chicken is the owner of the KFC brand with 14,000 locations in fifty states and ninety-eight countries.

Enter one Chuck Evans; in 1993 Chuck filed for a trademark for the descriptive term “Smokey Chipotle” for use as applied to sauces and condiments. The assigned examining attorney reviewed his application and in March of 1994 he was refused the registration of this trademark....

...Read On at The Last Bite

Chocopotle Chipotle Hot Sauce By Scorpion Bay

Smoky. thick. Sweet. And a slight hint of chocolate. The Scorpion Bay Hot Sauce Company combined them all, and added a few sprinkles of our own secret ingredients to bring you—Chocopotle! It’s perfect as a marinade for pork or Portobello mushrooms. Thinking about a BBQ? Brush it on tofu, meat or whatever you have grilling over the coals. Once you’ve tasted this unforgettable hot sauce you’ll find yourself saying, “Chocopotle, where have you been all my life!”

Recipe - Chipotle Chile :
Serves 4 to 6

3 pounds chuck roast (1 inch cubes or ground)
2 large onions, diced
1 tbs olive oil
5 to 8 cloves of garlic, chopped
Salt/pepper/Chile Powder
1 bay leaf
1 bottle Scorpion Bay Chipotle Hot Sauce
4 cups cooked pinto beans (If you are purest you can keep the beans separate and add as needed to cool down the fire)

Heat olive oil. Sauté garlic and onions. Add cubed chuck roast brown. Add chile powder to add enough to give it a good red color. Add bay leaf. Gradually add Scorpion Bay Chipotle Hot sauce, add enough so that you begin to get a good smokey Chipotle flavor and it is hot enough for your individual preference. Salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat cover simmer, the longer the better at least one hour. Serve with cold beans on the side add as needed to reduce the heat