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January 11, 2010


This looks wonderful and the cilantro is a great addition but I have a question regarding the chipotle - do you seed the chipotle pepper before you add it? I used one in another dish recently and it was incredibly hot and drowned out the other flavors of the dish. Any tips/suggestions on how to use one without it taking over the dish? Thanks! I always look forward to your posts.

I love all of your recipes that I have made so far and this one looks as though it will be another yummy meal. I do have one question though - where can one find the c'hipotle in adobo sauce'? At Wole Foods?

BTW, I appreciate the suggestion to make two pots - one with and one without heat. We have two kids with very different taste buds. It is sometimes a challenge to make everyone happy.

Catherine, Thanks so much for your comment. I do not seed the chipotle, but try to use a moderate amount of it so it doesn't get too strong. But spiciness is such a personal preference. If this is the same amount you used in your last recipe, you may want to use less this time around. I also mince the chipotle, and I will clarify that in the recipe.

Christina, Yes, Whole Foods carries chipotle in Adobo sauce. You may be able to get it at other stores, too, but I have bought mine at Whole Foods in the section with taco ingredients. Keep any extras you have in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it will last for months.

Yes, we LOVE that display at Fresh Fields...with real lights, too! And, of course, the snacks....

Oh goodness- my kids love that display too. One year we even had to take a picture of it. I'll see if I can find the photo!

This chili was wonderful -- the best veggie chili I've made (and I have made a lot of them!). I seeded the chipotle because I, too, have found them too spicy before. I thought the amount of spice from the seeded pepper was perfect.

I found chipotle in adobo at Giant, in the Latin American foods section.

it's very hot!! good diner!!! :) :)! i would like some more,please! go,saints!

Thanks for the recipe! I did it for the Super Bowl, one batch with and one without chipotle - the crowd had to wade through the snowstorm to get to my house, but I think the chili warmed them right up. I added about a tablespoon of ancho chile powder to the non-spicy batch, seemed to perk things up without injuring the kids.

I think the whole can of chipotle is just about right spicy-wise, but maybe that says more about my tastebuds than anything else. :)

Gina and Craig, I'm so glad you liked it. Craig, I can't believe you can tolerate a whole can of chipotles in adobo! We made it for the Super Bowl, too, and I'm heating up the leftovers now for a snowday lunch.

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