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