BROWN CHIPOTLE CHILES
Brown chipotle chiles (Capsicum Annuum) are made from the jalapeno pepper. Jalapeno chiles are smoked to dry them. There are many different beliefs regarding the difference between brown and morita chipotles. One understanding is that the brown chipotles are the green jalapenos and the moritas are the red, fully mature Chipotles. These peppers are about 1-1/2 to 3 inches in length with long, vein-like ridges and a tan to coffee brown color. Consider the Chipotle a 5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest).
Use Chipotles in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.
Dried brown chipotle chiles.