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Mar 4, 2012 11:33 AM

Need organic or jarred version of chipotle peppers in adobo.

I have scoured the Internet, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods for organic chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and they do not seem to have them. I cannot find them in a jar either. I don't want to have to restore to smoking my own jalapeƱos (although I do grow my own) , but I guess I would consider it if no other options are available.

Peppers are on the dirty dozen and these imported cans are almost sure to have BPA, so it's a double whammy.

I have read abut the trick of liquid smoke, tomato paste / ketchup, and jalapeƱos, but the depth of flavor is just not there. And adding dry chipotle spice to tomato paste doesn't quite do the trick. But I could be missing a component to make these work-arounds actually work.

Does anyone know of a brand or a solution?

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  1. You can get chipotle sauce/puree (kind of a ketchup consistency) in a small bottle. Its very hot and smokey. I like the very very dark brown one that comes in a bottle with a rooster on the label. Not organic though.

    1. Diana Kennedy has a great recipe for making your own chipotles in adobo. I make them and freeze in small jars. I doubt my dried chipotles are organic, however. (there are at least 2 different kinds of chipotles, I use the deeper colored ones (morita) , not the lightish brown ones (meca)). You might try contacting Native Seeds/SEARCH to ask if they know of an organic source for the dried smoked peppers. They are in Arizona.

      1. Just buy organic chipotle peppers or powder, readily available online, and make the adobo from scratch.