Ever wonder what to do when you buy a can of Chipotles in Adobo and just need one for a recipe? Well you could drop one in the food processor with some vegan mayo and make chipotle mayo... then what? Let them sit in the refrigerator until they’ve developed a thick layer of fur and then toss them. That’s what happens. Instead let’s save them using this super easy method.
- Line a baking sheet or other dish with parchment (or wax) paper. Make sure whatever dish you choose fits in your freezer.
- Spread the chilies out on the parchment.
- Pop them in the freezer for an hour or so until they’re firmed up.
- Transfer them to a freezer bag and store until ready to use.
There you have it, chipotles in adobo FOREVER. Looking for a great smokey chipotle recipe to try?
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@Lisa - I hate to throw things away. Well stuff is no problem, but food should be saved by any means necessary!
So simple. Why have I not thought of this before? I freeze other things, but the Chipotles are always left in the fridge to go bad. Thanks for the no-brainer.
Yes! I did wonder!
I also use this method for freezing individual servings of avocado for baby. I pull out a chunk to add some healthy fat to whatever he's eating...avocado is surprisingly good mashed in spaghetti for example!