This year thanks to Farmer Girl I have an abundance of Jalapeno Chiles.
Now I have already pickled a whole bunch to be eaten over the winter (see Pickle Recipe below)
Then I thought why not make Chipotle Chiles from some? Chipotle is really a Smoked and Dried Red Jalapeno.
So I put my patience to the test and waited for some to get bright red and then smoked and dried them and they came out so good!!!
This is both fun and easy!
Red Jalapeno Chiles
Pecan smoking wood
Get your Smoker going at 250F for a 2 hour smoke
Take a sharp knife and cut a small slit in each Chile. This is to avoid bloating.
Smoke Chiles with continuous smoke for the full 2 hours. Continuous smoke!!!
Take off and continue drying in the oven at 200F or in a dehydrator for 6 hours
Oh and if you don't have the patience to wait for the Jalapenos to turn red
just pickle them instead! Almost as good !!!
1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Water
1 tsp Kosher Salt
Green Jalapenos sliced
Put Jalapeno slices in glass jar.
Boil Vinegar, Water and Salt for 3 minutes.
Pour over Jalapenos.
Put on lid and let cool. Store in fridge. Eat after 1 week.