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

Definition of chipotle

: a smoked and usually dried jalapeño pepper

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Of the Loaded Lobster Tots, the sweet lovely lobster and toasty potato tots were buried beneath an avalanche of cheese sauce AND chipotle aioli. Beth Segal,, "Thyme Table: Sage decisions can make for a great meal in Bay Village," 30 Aug. 2019 His Impossible Burger, served on a potato bun with a chipotle aioli, cheddar and caramelized onions, already goes for $19. Janelle Bitker,, "It’s now possible to get an Impossible Burger. But SF chefs are still mad," 23 July 2019 And the clean grill marks etched across chicken breast painted with chipotle and cilantro sauces were just window dressing for meat that came out dry and stringy. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Aldaco’s Mexican Cuisine restaurant is mid-level Mexican food in San Antonio’s Stone Oak," 22 Aug. 2019 Variations Decrease the chipotle or leave it out of the mayo. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to upgrade your favorite sandwich," 21 Aug. 2019 Tortas are large and fluffy; the one stuffed with pierna adobada — chunks of pork marinated in a saucy chipotle rub — is the best. Gustavo Arellanostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "At Casa Diaz in Mira Loma, feast on Guadalajara specialties like tacos ahogados," 15 Aug. 2019 Same for a taco layered with beans, cheese and shrimp sauteed in chipotle that’s all smoke and twang and no heat. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Villa Rica restores star power of chef Johnny Hernandez," 26 Apr. 2018 Stir in chipotle chile, vanilla, remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and pinch salt until smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Churro Chips with Spiced Chocolate Dip," 24 Apr. 2018 The flavor and comfort-food appeal of this dip is ratcheted up by smoky spicy chipotle and the way it is served warm. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "This improved black bean dip is smoky and warm | Charlotte Observer," 20 Mar. 2018

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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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