Chipotle Chip Dip

Morita chiles are red, fully mature Chipotles. This gives them a unique, medium – hot smokey flavor which is popular in many Southwestern dishes. These can be added to sauces (including Mole) to add smokey flavor and maintain the red color of the sauces. These peppers are about 2-4 inches in length, 1 inch in width, and have a deep brick reddish brown color. The word Chipotle translated to smoked chile. Consider the Chipotle a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hottest). Scoville heat units 7,000-25,000.

Suggested Use:
Use Morita in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.

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Serves: 8 servings

8oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup Sour Cream
1 chipotle pepper, rehydrated in hot water till soft, drained, and minced (reserve soaking water)
1 tbsp chipotle soaking water
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

Soften cream cheese in microwave so it can be easily stirred.
Combine all remaining ingredients and serve.

As written the recipe is mild -> medium heat. Feel free to add more peppers and/or sauce to make it spicier.

Adapted from a recipe from