I have been seeing Chipotle seasoned items everywhere. Maybe it is because I have had chipotle peppers on my brain, but at the store today I saw Chipotle flavored rice mix, Chipotle diced tomatoes, and Chiptole spiced beans. Instead of buying any of those things, I made a mental note to add my Chipotle Seasoning Mix to rice, tomatoes, and beans. Maybe individually or perhaps all together because they would make a great combination.
What is a chipotle pepper? It is a smoked, dried jalapeno pepper. So it not only adds heat, it adds a smoky flavor. In a pinch, you can combine fresh jalapeno peppers and smoked paprika to a dish to approximate the heat and smoky flavor. You can buy dried chipotle peppers or ground chipotle peppers. They are also commonly found canned in an adobe sauce. I like to purchase the ground chipotle chile pepper and then use it to create a seasoning mix to use in recipes. I often flesh the recipes out by adding fresh peppers from my garden.
- 1 tablespoon ground chipotle chile pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons paprika (smoked paprika if available)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano (Mexican Oregano if available)
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Grind coriander, if necessary.
- Add the other spices to ground coriander and mix thoroughly.
- Store in air tight container and use as called for in recipes.
This can be used as a rub or to season dishes.
I used this Chipotle Seasoning Mix in my 4 Bean Chipotle Chili.
This post is linked Kitchen Tip Thursday.