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How To Make Chipotle Pepper

How To Make Chipotle Pepper

Making chipotle peppers is a great way to preserve their flavor and intensity for later use. It's a simple process that can be done in your oven or microwave.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs
Course Peppers
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 9 kcal


  • Oven


  • 30 fresh or ripe jalapenos


  • Start with fresh, ripe chipotle peppers. Wash them thoroughly and pat them dry using a clean tea towel or kitchen paper.
  • Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and stem.
  • Place the peppers on a baking sheet and roast them in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool. Once they're cool enough to handle, place them in a food dehydrator.
  • Set the dehydrator to 125 degrees Fahrenheit and let it run until the peppers are completely dried out, which will take about 12 hours.
  • Once the peppers are fully dried, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. They'll keep for up to 6 months.


To use the dried peppers, reconstitute them by soaking them in warm water for about 30 minutes. Then add them to your favorite recipes, or use them to make adobo sauce.


Calories: 9kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 323IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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