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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 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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