How to Make Chipotle Peppers

how to make homemade chipotle peppers

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Chipotle peppers add a delicious twist to almost any recipe. Here’s how to smoke your own so you can create a variety of amazing dishes at your house. 


  • Jalapeño peppers 
  • Smoker and smoker fuel
  • Dehydrator or oven


  1. Chipotle peppers are traditionally made using ripe (red) jalapeños, so you can set your green ones in a well-lit area to ripen if you choose. Otherwise, green jalapeños work well too.
  2. Light your smoker and set or burn down to 200º
  3. Space jalapeño peppers out on grill grate so they are not touching
  4. Smoke for 3-4 hours until wrinkled 
  5. Remove from smoker and put into your dehydrator or oven set at 175-200º for ten hours
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use as needed in your favorite recipes
  7. Enjoy!