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Need organic or jarred version of chipotle peppers in adobo.

rodericrinehart Mar 4, 2012 11:33 AM

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. waver RE: rodericrinehart Mar 4, 2012 11:52 AM

    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.

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      Madrid RE: rodericrinehart Mar 4, 2012 12:12 PM

      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.

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        GH1618 RE: rodericrinehart Mar 4, 2012 12:24 PM

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

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