The chipotle is actually a smoke-dried jalapeño pepper. The chipotle is popular for its use in Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, but other cuisines are also finding new uses for this versatile pepper. The earthy, smoky, slightly sweet, and spicy flavor is a great addition to many meat marinades (adobo), salsas, and stews.
Spice Fun Fact: Chipotle peppers are actually smoked, dried red jalapeños. They add a mild yet earthy spiciness to many dishes in Tex-Mex cuisine.