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What to do with Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover Chipotles in Adobo Sauce? This delicious ingredient can be used in lots of recipes, and I'll show you how to store it until you need it.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 11kcal


  • 1 can chipotles in Adobo Sauce


  • Place all of the contents of the can in a food processor and puree until it looks like a paste.
  • Add a spoonful into each section of an ice cube tray. Keep doing that until all the paste is used. Place in the freezer and freeze until solid (at least two hours). Transfer the frozen pieces into a Ziplock bag and return them to the freezer.



Where to use it

I add this as a secret ingredient to many dishes and soups! If you are making Mexican inspired dishes, the chances are that Chipotles in Adobo would make a great addition. Add them to chilis, to roasted vegetables, to tacos, enchiladas, Mexican inspired soups, sauces, salsa, marinades, and so much more!
There are few flavor profiles that Chipotles in Adobo Sauce don't complement. Try it with food that are:
  • Sweet. Maple syrup and other sweeteners really enhance the sweet and spicy flavors in the adobo.
  • Tangy. The vinegary adobo sauce makes the chipotles work well in sour and tangy recipes.
  • Spicy. These chipotles have some heat, so they go nicely in your hotter dishes.
  • Smoky. Savory-flavored dishes just get better with these smoky chiles.

My favorite recipes using Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

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Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 209mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Iron: 1mg