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Old 07-24-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Left Overs: Chipotle Peppers & Green Chilies

I bought a can of chipotle peppers in sauce and used only one pepper for the recipe. Same for the green chilies.... I have over half of the can left. What can I do with them? I don't have to use them together, I just hate to let it go to waste. So if there is something simple and tasty I can use them for, please let me know what it would be.

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Old 07-24-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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They freeze well.
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Old 07-24-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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The last time I had leftover chipotles I made these:
chipotle & spinach mushrooms
What did you make with the one chipotle and green chiles?
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
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Yup - if you don't plan to use them in a week or so, freeze 'em. Just place them by the tablespoon on a sheet of wax paper on a baking sheet in the freezer. When frozen, just put them in a plastic bag for future use.
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:16 PM   #5
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The last time I had leftover chipotles I made these:
chipotle & spinach mushrooms
What did you make with the one chipotle and green chiles?
With the chipotle peppers, I made a marinade for a skirt steak. It was tasty, but was not hit with the ol' hubby.

With the green chilies... I used them to make a sour cream sauce for my chicken enchiladas. That was a hit with the hubby.

So I see a future for the green chilies.... not looking so hot for the chipotle peppers, although I do like the heat they packed!

Good to know that they will freeze.... your recipe sounds wonderful to me, but it don't sound like something that hubby would like, but he has surprised me. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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I freeze portion size amounts of tomato paste, chipotle in adobo, etc. works great. keeps many months without deterioration.
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:36 PM   #7
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So would the chipotles be good in salsa? I always have salsa or something like that on hand for chips and dip... one of my favorite snacks. Since they have some nice heat to them and a smokey flavor, hmmmmm.... got me thinking now!
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Old 07-24-2006, 04:51 PM   #8
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I bought a can of chipotle peppers in sauce and used only one pepper for the recipe. Same for the green chilies.... I have over half of the can left. What can I do with them? I don't have to use them together, I just hate to let it go to waste. So if there is something simple and tasty I can use them for, please let me know what it would be.
I asked this very same question. I received lots of replies. I ended up using a cookie sheet, froze them individually and then put them into a zip lock bag. Works great!
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Old 07-24-2006, 05:35 PM   #9
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I asked this very same question. I received lots of replies. I ended up using a cookie sheet, froze them individually and then put them into a zip lock bag. Works great!
Now if I would have thought someone would have had this exact issue...... nah... I figured the odds were against me!!!!

Sorry to those having to respond to this again, but as always I am appreciative of the responses!

Ok... dumb question time... why would you freeze them on a cookie sheet first then put them in a bag? Why not just freeze them in the baggie????
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Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
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