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How do you like to use chipotle powder?

I have a jar of chipotle powder which I was very excited to buy but now have no ideas how to use it other than chili and taco seasoning. How do you like to use it?

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  1. In some versions of chicken salad, on a roasted chicken, in a dry rub for pork tenderloin, deviled eggs, some soups and sauces, skewered shrimp. I have the Penzeys ground red Chipotle.

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    1. re: Veggo

      That's the one I have as well. Pork tenderloin was actually my first thought.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        I hope you like it. Rich smoky jalapeno flavor, not excessive heat. You will find your comfort zone.

      2. re: Veggo

        +1 to all of Veggo's suggestions. Anywhere you might use a dry rub. Really anywhere you might use smoked paprika or something like cayenne, wanting an added smoky element.

        A few random ideas off the top of my head: scrambled eggs, bacon, meatballs or meatloaf, beans, grilled cheese sandwich... Chipotle (like cayenne and Tabasco sauce) goes great with melted cheese. I'll leave the million or so possibilities there unspecified. :)

        1. re: Soul Vole

          I'm liking that bacon idea. I've started sprinkling black pepper on bacon while cooking. I think tomorrow's going to be chipotle. Thanks, SV.

          1. re: c oliver

            I hope and bet that you'll love it! I normally use canned chipotles but that's one case where the powder works best. Now I'm thinking bacon with maple or brown sugar and chipotle. Dang, if only I weren't out of bacon right now...

            1. re: Soul Vole

              SV, there's a pig out there with your name on it. The brown sugar/chipotle combo is a winner.

              1. re: Soul Vole

                What I think is funny is that so many people think chipotles in adobo are killer hot whereas we just love them for the smokiness.

                1. re: Soul Vole

                  I really enjoy canned chipotles and for some reason thought the powder would be useful. I love this bacon idea as well. Out of bacon? I don't know that state of being.

          2. During the holiday, Costco carries a great rack of pork. Here's a recipe that does a bit more than just chipotle.

            http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/gr...

            We just started using a smoker and chipotle powder is one of about eight or so seasonings that get rubbed on it.

              1. As part of a rub for pulled pork, using pork shoulder (Boston butt). See Lisa Fain's recipe here http://www.homesicktexan.com/2010/05/...

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                1. re: ellabee

                  Another vote for a combo not just that one powder itself.

                2. I like to add it to Ranch dressing, makes a wonderful dip for jicama, sugar snap peas & Sun Gold tomatoes.

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                  1. re: BeefeaterRocks

                    Oh, thanks for that nudge. I'll put out little bowls of chipotle powder, salt and limes. And strips of jicama.