What to do with leftover chipotle paste

Chipotle paste is a spicy paste made using chipotle chillies and very popular in Mexican dishes. Discover how you can use up leftover chipotle paste here.

What to do with leftover chipotle paste

Recipes with chipotle paste

How to use up leftover chipotle paste

  • Mexican-style mac ‘n’ cheese
    Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Boil 400g macaroni until al dente, then drain and tip into an ovenproof dish. Melt 25g butter in a pan, then stir in 25g flour and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly stir in 400ml whole milk, then add 150g grated cheese and 1 1/2 tbsp chipotle paste and stir until smooth. Mix the sauce into the pasta with a handful of chopped fresh coriander, then sprinkle over grated cheese. Bake for 25 minutes until bubbling.
  • Chipotle beef burgers
    Fry finely chopped onion and garlic in oil until soft, then mix into 500g beef mince with 1 tbsp chipotle paste. Season well. Shape into 4 burgers, then fry in oil for 12 minutes, turning once. Serve in buns with soured cream and sliced onion.

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