Chipotle chili peppers are ripe red jalapeños that have been smoke-dried. They are essential to Mexican cuisine, where they add a distinctive sweet, smoky flavor with moderate heat to salsas, moles and tacos. Liven up your meals by adding a smoky kick of flavor with McCormick Gourmet Chipotle Chili Pepper. Add to chili, tomato soup, meatloaf, filling for tacos, roasted vegetables, and rice and beans. Include in seasoning rubs for grilled steak, roast chicken and chicken wings. Use to add smoky heat to homemade or store-bought pasta sauce, barbecue sauce, salad dressing, salsa, dips and mayonnaise. Chipotle chili pepper had a slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with chocolate in desserts – its great in brownies, hot chocolate and truffles.