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Aug 29, 2006 06:48 PM

Canned Chipotles

How long will canned chipotles keep in the refrigerator? I usually only need a couple at a time. . .

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  1. I have had mine in there for years..I transfer them into a glass jar.

    1. Freeze them seperately in an ice cube tray, then take them out and throw them into a plastic freezer bag, put back in freezer, they will last until 2099 at least or maybe even 3099.

      1. I freeze mine then chip away at it with a sharp knife. Same with tomato paste.

        1. They last a long time even if you don't transfer them to a jar. Often I just cover the can - they may dry out, but can still be used.

          I keep tomato paste by adding olive oil to the top of the can before covering it and freezing it - that way no air gets in. You could do the same with the chipotle can before you freeze it.

          1. Here's a recent post with lots of thoughts on canned chipotles...