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What can I use in place of chipotle chiles in Tacos al Pastor?

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What can I use in place of chipotle chiles in Tacos al Pastor?

CindyJ | | Apr 29, 2012 08:30 AM

Let me start off by saying I'm not looking for something to replicate the taste of the chipotle; I'm looking for something to fill the gap in the recipe.

I just don't like chipote chiles. More specifically, I enjoy the heat of a good jalepeno but I don't care for foods that are smokey. Chipotles in adobo sauce are easily found in my local grocery stores, so it's not that I can't find it. I just don't want to use it.

I'll be making Tacos al Pastor, following the Epi recipe http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo... There are chipotles in both the marinade and the salsa. Are there other chiles, either fresh, dried or reconstituted, that can serve as a good substitute? Or should I just omit the chipotles and not worry about a substitute? Thanks!

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