Each year on May 5th, National Totally Chipotle Day is observed. Celebrated right alongside Cinco de Mayo, May 5th is dedicated to the chipotle, a smoked-dried jalapeno pepper.
There are different varieties of jalapenos that vary in size and heat. There was a time when chipotles were largely found in the markets of central and southern Mexico. As Mexican founds became more popular in the upper parts of North America, the jalapeno production and processing expanded north into the United States.
Chipotles are often a key ingredient and add a mild spiciness to many different dishes in Mexican cuisine. You will often find them added to salsas, meat marinades, soups, stews, bean or lentil dishes and more.
Enjoy your favorite chipotle flavored dish! Use #TotallyChipotleDay to post on social media.