Chipotle Peppers are smoked, dried jalapeno peppers. Melinda's Chipotle Hot Sauce is a great sauce utilizing the chipotle pepper.

Most jalapeno peppers are sold green. However as they age on the vine they turn red as they fully ripen and eventually begin to dry. The peppers are then harvested and smoked for days with soaked wood until dried, turning them into chipotle peppers. Chipotles are as hot as your typical green jalapeno pepper averaging between 2,500-8,000 scoville units, but have an earthy, smoky flavor like featured in Born to Hula Smokehaus Blues Hot Sauce

The Chipotle pepper is widely used in Mexican cuisine, but also Tex Mex cooking, and has found its way into all manners of American cooking.

Here at HotSauceMall we like to use sauces like The Cheech Chipotle Hot Sauce and Virginia Gentleman Bourbon Chipotle Hot Sauce on everything from pork, chicken and beef to Mexican dishes and Tex Mex recipes.

Chipotle Pepper