Chipotle Meco Chiles

Chipotle Meco Chiles
Chipotle Meco Chiles

Chipotle Meco Chiles

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Net Weight:
1 oz
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Chipotle Morita chiles (pronounced "chi-POHT-lay MEH-co"), Capsicum annuum, are also called meco chipotle, chili ahumado, chile típico, or chile meco. They are tan to dark brown, relatively large and thick-walled, and smell heavily of smoke with grassy, peppery notes. 

Mecos are larger than their well-known cousin, the Chipotle Morita. These peppers are 2-4 inches long and nearly 1 inch wide at the shoulder, tapering down to a point. 

Chipotle Meco are products of fresh jalapenos. If harvested when still green, they are sold as jalapenos. Peppers picked when they have reached the very end of their ripening cycle and have turned such a deep mahogany red they are almost brown are the ones that become Chipotle Meco.

There are approximately four chiles per ounce.

One whole Chipotle Meco pepper equals 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of powder, depending on the size of the chile. 


Flavor Profile


These peppers have a smoke-forward flavor profile and spicy, grassy fruitiness.


Heat Level


Chipotle Meco is considered a medium heat chile and comes at 2,500 to 10,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units).


How To Use


Meco peppers are rich and smoky and can layer in loads of depth. They can be rehydrated and diced, rehydrated and pureed, ground into a powder, or chopped into flakes to be added to savory and sweet dishes. Use this to give extra heat and flavor to chili, soups, and stews. Blend some into campfire-friendly Borracho Beans or stir into Red Enchilada Sauce and enjoy some smoky, savory enchiladas or Tamales. Grind and add to Dry Rib Rub for extra smoke and heat. Ground Chipotle Meco powder can be used for snacks, tossed with Spiced Almonds, or folded into your favorite brownie and chocolate cake batter for a surprising touch of heat.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 chile, 4g

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.8g1%

Dietary Fiber1.2g5%

Total Sugars1.6g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.


4.8 out of 5
29 total ratings.

Rachel L. (Verified buyer) 02/09/2022
Warm and smoky These chiles smell heavenly. These are my new go to chipotle.

Cyrus Y. (Verified buyer) 05/02/2021
They make great chili sauce! They make great chili sauce!

Jake T. (Verified buyer) 12/21/2020
Great items will buy more from here again! Packaged great, shipping was fast. Items fresh and super good.

Cathy M. (Verified buyer) 12/13/2020
Perfect for chile. These are Perfect for chile. These are hard to find and I am so happy with the quality. Every spice I have received from this company has been expertly packaged.

Mark V. (Verified buyer) 12/08/2020
great chile great chile

Paul T. (Verified buyer) 10/14/2020
Very good flavor Very good flavor

John N. (Verified buyer) 10/10/2020
Good quality and flavor Excellent quality. Smokey and rich flavor. Very pleased

Marc B. (Verified buyer) 07/01/2020
Fresh and Smokey Fresh and Smokey

Reid S. (Verified buyer) 06/07/2020
Diggin' these! These are my favorite dried chilies so far (with the Anchos a close second). You just cant beat that smoky aroma and flavor. I'm looking spicy flavor not face melting heat and these hit the spot! Second purchase from spices inc. and so far very happy with the quality and service!

JAMIE Y. (Verified buyer) 02/09/2020
I ground this down to I ground this down to powder , it adds amazing flavor
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