chile Chipotle (chip-OAT-lay) or Chilpotle from the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs - chil meaning chile, the hot pepper and potle which is derived from poctli, meaning smoked. Also known as chile meco in southern Mexico.
Chipotles are a ripened red Jalapeno which, due to its thick flesh, has been smoke-dried. The result is a deep, warm accent for chili, eggs, sauces or soups.
Tipico chipotles are deeply imbued with smoke. The are the hard smoked conniseur's choice.