Collection: Chipotle Pepper

Chipotle peppers are made from fully ripe red jalapeño peppers that have been dried and smoked. The smoking process gives them a unique, rich, earthy flavor that has made them a popular ingredient in various mole sauces, dips, marinades, and dressings. Most people buy chipotle peppers as a ground powder or paste, although you can occasionally find them whole.
Chipotle peppers have a similar heat level as fresh jalapeños, measuring between 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). They are moderately hot and fall in the same overall range as fresh jalapeños on the Scoville scale.
The practice of smoking ripened jalapeños dates back to Mesoamericans who smoked the peppers as a form of food preservation. The Aztecs then adopted this practice and introduced it to the Spaniards in the 1500s, and it has been continuously shared throughout centuries. Today, it's a staple in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine and can be found in kitchens around the world.