New “Jalapotle” Eliminates the Need to Smoke Jalapeños to Make Chipotles

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A chipotle is a smoke-dried mature red Jalapeño pepper that is used in Mexican, TexMex and Southwestern cuisines. The name comes from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) word “chilpoctli”, meaning “smoked chili”. Because Jalapeños have a very thick mesocarp (flesh), they don’t air-dry well. Therefore the red mature pods are traditionally smoke-dried over mesquite fire, a time-consuming process that also requires … Read More