Ealier this week I made and posted a recipe for Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas. In this recipe I used 3 of the Chipotle peppers that were inside. I love Chipotle and I love this particular brand of Chipotle, which is Embasa. However, I always have leftovers and am not sure what to do with them because sometimes one Chipotle meal a week is enough when you make make enough food for leftovers throughout the week.
So I was thinking how to I not waste the rest of this can and then I had a great idea. If I can make Basil Cubes…why not Chipotle Cubes? Or in this case little Chipotle pineapples lol.
I just chopped the remaining can of chipotle peppers and placed them in my little silicone ice cube mold. Then I took all the sauce that was left and poured those into the remaining molds and popped it into the freezer over night and removed them the next morning. I place mine in a freezer plastic bag and write chipotle on it so I can easily go in to my fridge and get an easy chipotle cube.
They work great. I am looking forward to throwing some of these cubes in a quick Bean Burrito soon. Maybe when I reheat a can of refried beans I will add a cube of chipotle for a nice smoky boost. Or in a quest dip, add a couple of these chipotle cubes. That would be good too.
Have you tried freezing your food in ice molds? It isn’t hard at all. I think it is a great alternative to wasting food or accidentally letting it spoil before you can get to it. Be proactive and preserve it.