New Uses for Everyday Ingredients

Pantry staples work wonders when used in new ways. Try these unexpected applications for everyday ingredients.

New Uses for Chipotle Chile Powder
Randy Mayor

Chipotle Chile Powder

With flavor combining fiery, smoky, and chocolate-like nuances, chipotle chile powder finds affinity with a surprising array of foods.

Our Secret Twists: 

  • Reinvent brittle: Give your nut brittle an intriguing, unexpected edge by stirring in 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder. We loved it in our Walnut Brittle.
  • Add dimension to chocolate dishes: Combining chocolate and chiles is nothing new―think of Mexican mole sauces. Stir a teaspoon of the spice into your favorite brownie batter, devil’s food cake, or hot fudge sauce. Or dust a little on top of hot chocolate as you would nutmeg.
  • Give veggies a kick: Make a rich compound butter to top green beans, roasted or pureed winter squash, broccoli, or baked sweet potatoes by simply combining 4 tablespoons softened butter with 1 to 1½ teaspoons chipotle chile powder.

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