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Where can I find chipotle chiles in adobo sauce?

Jessca Jun 6, 2008 02:42 PM

I saw the stuff at Whole Foods, but they wanted $2.50 for the tiny can.

There's a Western Beef by my house in Brooklyn that sells a lot of Latin ingredients on the cheap, but I can't find it there. It's weird.


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    kathryn RE: Jessca Jun 6, 2008 02:47 PM

    I usually buy it at the Met Market on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street, but it's by my apartment and not necessarily a "go out of your way" supermarket. It's in the canned goods section with the other Mexican/Latin ingredients. A small can goes a long way. You can easily freeze the leftovers as individual peppers for use later on.

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      jasmurph RE: Jessca Jun 6, 2008 05:42 PM

      Go Goya! Seriously, any grocery store that carries Goya stuff (i.e. any grocery store in NYC) should have them. They're not going to be 99 cents, however. They're a bit over $2 usually.

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        Eujeanie RE: jasmurph Jun 6, 2008 05:46 PM

        I don't live in New York, but these are so commonly available in the Hispanic food section of the supermarket - several brands.

        here's a hint...you will probably only need a little out of the can, so what I do is freeze it in globs in a tupperware container, then when I need more I just pry it out frozen. Also, unless you like your things REALLY hot, make sure you scrape out the seeds before using it in a recipe.

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          Striver RE: jasmurph Jun 8, 2008 12:11 PM

          Bought a can at Harlem Fairway today for $1.59.

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          currymouth RE: Jessca Jun 6, 2008 06:09 PM

          I find it on my regular supermarket shelves, but in Manhattan you may be a bit more challanged, In Brooklyn, I am a bit surprised, the 8 oz can here is .79, up from.59.

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            KTinNYC RE: Jessca Jun 7, 2008 08:21 AM

            Have you asked any one in the supermarket if they carry chipotle because I am very surprised they don't carry that item. It might just be in an aisle you would didn't look in.

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              robinsilver RE: Jessca Jun 8, 2008 02:10 PM

              I have found them at Western Beef, after going all over looking for them for a recipe, only to come home to find a can that I had bought somewhere else. It still has the lavel on by the way, and it is $3.39. The chilis alone are cheap, it's in the adobo sauce that it's not.

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