chi·​pot·​le | \ chə-ˈpōt-lā How to pronounce chipotle (audio) , chē-, -ˈpȯt-, -lē \

Definition of chipotle

: a smoked and usually dried jalapeño pepper

Examples of chipotle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spoon about half of the chipotle mayo into a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 Place the ancho and chipotle chiles in a blender, along with 1⁄2 cup of their cooking liquid. Janelle Bitker, Tanay Warerkar, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Nov. 2021 San Antonio’s own Ghost Kitchens SA stepped up with an otherworldly burger that employs a sweet concha bun, a patty made with beef and chorizo and a dress-out of strawberry-chipotle mayo and bacon. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Dec. 2021 In a large bowl, whisk the sour cream, chipotle, lime rind and juice, and salt., 26 Oct. 2021 Purée mayonnaise and chipotle chilis in a blender until smooth, then set aside. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 9 Nov. 2021 Ancho chiles are easy to seed, but chipotle chiles are easier to seed after they have been simmered. Janelle Bitker, Tanay Warerkar, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Nov. 2021 But currant and cherry would also work well, as would jams with the smoky notes of chipotle chile. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Sep. 2021 Or, adjust as Amidor advises: To add spiciness, increase the chipotle powder and smoked paprika by 1 teaspoon. Washington Post, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of chipotle

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chipotle

Mexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, from Nahuatl *chīlpōctli, from chīlli chili pepper + pōctli smoke, something smoked

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26 Jan 2022

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“Chipotle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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