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chile en adobo & tomato paste

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cb1 Oct 23, 2010 01:59 PM

I use these when making chilli, and the family isn't feeling chilli this week. Does any one have another recipie using these two? Or how long will they last in the fridge, or can they be frozen. I guess I could make another batch of chilli and just freeze it. Just curious as to what else I could do with them.

  1. goodhealthgourmet Oct 23, 2010 03:04 PM

    this should help you with the chipotles:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/316220
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671062
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/685818
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/279906
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6665...

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      ediblover Oct 23, 2010 02:46 PM

      They'll freeze fine and last months. Sounds like you want to use everything, so that eliminates a lot of possibilities, since I'm guessing you've quite a bit of paste. Some random ideas:

      Spicy Homemade Ketchup
      Hot Sauce
      Sloppy Joe's
      Beef Stew/soup (But, this seems too close to chili)
      Tomato Sauce (The obvious)
      Enchilada Sauce
      A short-rib or pork shoulder braise would work.
      If you're willing to make multiple dishes you could use the paste and a little chile for a spicy Gazpacho.

      Me... I'd have a little fun and try to see if I could make some wild version of General Tso's chicken. Even if something goes wrong, it's deep-fried x, and that covers up a lot of mistakes.

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        cb1 Oct 23, 2010 03:14 PM

        not a huge amount of paste.....but I do have some ground beef....so spicy sloppy joe's might be in order! Thanks for suggesting that. Once when trying to clear out the fridge, I did use some tomato paste and chilli's mixed into scrambled eggs...along with some hash brown potatoes....turned out pretty amazing. Was just looking for different ideas rather than freeze. Think the sloppy joes will work!

      2. paulj Oct 23, 2010 02:35 PM

        Do you mean the canned chipotles in adobo? My experience is that it keeps for months in a small jar in the back of the fridge.

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          cb1 Oct 23, 2010 03:01 PM

          Sorry Paul, I did mean chipotles.......thanks. I usually use them within two weeks....and I'm going on that now. Good to know they will last longer.

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