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Dec 2, 2009 06:52 AM

Chipotle in Adobo Sauce Uses?

I recently bought a can of chipotles in adobo sauce to use in some home made chile. Just a few of them gave it a lot of heat and flavor.

I have most of the can leftover, in the fridge. How long do these things last and what are some other uses for them? I'm thinking of trying a spicy marinade for chicken with them - maybe cup up and added to some olive or vegetable oil, with some citrus or other acid to add some balance.

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  1. Have you tried goodhealthgourmet's Spicy Black Bean Dip yet? It's very good and calls for 1-2 chipotles in adobo.
    By the way, like you, I never use a whole can at once and do separate them out and freeze.

    I am anxious to see the replies you get, but in the meantime you got me curious and I found this thread to get your ideas flowing:

    I've got a pork shoulder in the freezer, oranges in the fruit bowl...glad you asked this question, 4X4!

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    1. re: fern

      Thanks for the link! I didn't think about doing a search here before I posted. The black bean dip sounds great.

      1. re: 4X4

        oh, fern is will LOVE it!

    2. I mince a little up and throw itt into scrambled eggs. I have a corn, black bean, and tomato salad that I make a chipolte vinagarette for.

      1. Works great added to tarter sauce for fish or fish tacos, also mix with mayo for sandwich spread or dip.

          1. There is a recipe for mango-chipotle chicken from Guy Feeeeri (sic) on the food network site that I love. It's both sweet & hot. I just dump the can in a freezer bag--don't even bother to separate them as it is easy to just break off a chunk when frozen. I have even grated them frozen into a dish.