30 Ways to Cook with Canned Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
Found in the Hispanic section of your local grocery, chipotles in adobo are a small can that packs a big punch. Each can contains chipotles (which are actually smoked and dried jalapeños) that are rehydrated in a tangy tomato sauce. It's the perfect ingredient for adding a deep, smoky flavor and developing a good deal of heat in each dish. From traditional uses like tacos to unusual twists on mac and cheese, learn all the ways you can use chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
Chipotle Shrimp and Rice Bowl
Chipotles and poblano peppers combine for this spicy shrimp and grain bowl that packs a punch.
Chipotle and Adobo Pickled Eggs
Add a smoky twist to tangy pickled eggs. "I absolutely love this recipe!" says Wanda, "Has heat and lots of flavor."
Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers
Healthy ground turkey benefits from a hefty dose of chipotles and other spices. "These were the best turkey burgers I've yet to make!" says user Renee Ridgeway.
Stupendous Chipotle Black Bean Soup
Having a go-to black bean soup recipe is great for chilly evenings or when you need an easy dish to meal prep for the week.
Smoky Chipotle Mac and Cheese
Comforting mac and cheese gets a kick thanks to chipotle. User Cindy Devitt says, "This is the best mac and cheese ever."
Lisa's Favorite Carne Asada Marinade
Flank steak becomes surprisingly tender after a day-long marinade in this citrus-y mixture. "Wow, this recipe is amazing!" says user calimomof4. "It is quickly becoming a weekend staple in our house."
Chipotle Mayo Relish
Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
Four ingredients are all you need to make this impressive and spicy side dish.
Chipotle Taco Burger
Combine two of your favorite foods into one irresistible dish. "I absolutely loved this," says user Buckwheat Queen. "I wanted tacos. He wanted burgers. We got both."
Creamy Chipotle Tomato Bisque
Way beyond your basic tomato soup, this recipe creates a velvety smooth texture that's packed with flavor. Reviewers say the soup is pretty spicy, so adjust the amount of peppers used for sensitive palates.
Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing
Change up Taco Tuesday with this fish-based recipe. You'll end up wanting to drizzle the chipotle-lime dressing on everything.
Crispy Chipotle Roasted Smashed Potatoes
All you need are four ingredients to create these perfectly spiced and crisped up potatoes.
Albondigas (Meatballs) en Chipotle
An interesting change up from regular weeknight meatball dishes, this Mexican-inspired recipe simmers them in a spiced tomato sauce.
Chipotle Shrimp Tacos
Make unbeatable tacos thanks to the combination of shrimp, bacon, and chipotle. "My husband cooked this tonight and it was AMAZING!" says user Rebecca.
Chipotle Ranch Dip
Upgrade tangy ranch by layering in lime juice, chipotle, and garlic. User Mrs.Humphreed says, "We can't get enough of this spicy delicious heavenly dip."
Chipotle Pineapple Ham
Equal parts sweet and spicy, this chipotle pineapple ham will be the surprising star of your next holiday meal.
Chipotle Chicken Salad
Chipotle and citrus are just meant to be paired together, as is apparent in this zesty shrimp dish.
Pumpkin Chipotle Soup
Pureed pumpkin is the base for this silky smooth soup. User Sweet Apron says, "This is a delicious smoky and unexpected twist on basic pumpkin soup.
Spicy Chipotle Tuna
Tuna doesn't have to be boring, and this recipe's addition of both chipotle and ranch guarantees it will soon become a lunchtime favorite.
Pumpkin Chipotle Pasta Sauce
Switch from traditional marinara or pesto to this surprisingly creamy and spicy sauce for pasta night.
Honey Chipotle Wing Sauce Glaze
Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup
This fiery tortilla soup benefits from a few decadent additions, including bacon, chipotles, and plenty of cheese.
Smokey Chipotle Meatloaf
This spicy meatloaf is the gift that keeps on giving thanks to the delicious sandwiches any leftovers make.
Spicy Chipotle Grilled Shrimp
Just half an hour of marinating results in tender and flavor-packed shrimp that are ready for the grill.
Spicy Chipotle Lettuce Wraps
Make a low-carb twist on tacos with these tasty lettuce wraps. Chipotle-spiced meat is paired with your favorite toppings for an unbeatable meal.
Quinoa with Chipotle-Lime Dressing
Delicious hot or cold, this grain salad makes a great packed lunch.
Spicy Chipotle Black-Eyed Peas
Use the slow cooker to serve up this smoky spin on vegetarian black-eyed peas.
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