Home Made Smoked Jalapeños (aka Chipotle )

Smoked Jalapeños add that certain quality in a good salsa that can’t be had in any other way. It’s also the perfect way to use a large quantity of jalapeños when you purchased a few too many.

As an added curiosity, isn’t it funny that at Chipotle (the restaurant) they don’t have Chipotle (the pepper) anywhere on the menu? The only place you’ll find it is in a little bottle manufactured by the Tobacco company.

Home Made Smoked Jalapeños (Aka Chipotle Peppers)

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 d
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican


  • Smoker


  • 5 lbs Jalapeno Peppers
  • 4 cups Hardwood Chips


  • Prepare your jalapeno peppers by cutting off the stem end.
  • Optionall slice the peppers length wise. This will help get the smoke inside the pepper.
  • Load up your smoker with peppers and wood chips.
  • Place the peppers in a smoker set at 205f and smoke your peppers for 24 hours. If your peppers are still moist, smoke them for an additional 4-8 hours.


Since we will be using the smoker as a dehydrator, your control over the temperature profile must be spot on. Don't attempt if you can't keep the temps within 5f.
You want the end product to have an extremely dry cracker-like consistency. They will be very brittle when done.
Keyword chipotle, jalapeno, mexican, smoked jalapeno, smoked jalapenos

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