Chipotle Meco Chiles (5-6 Heat Level)
Chipotles are smoked jalapenos popular in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines. There are two types of Chipotle Chiles: Meco and Morita, the difference is the time they are left to mature on the bush and the time in smoking. Meco Chiles are picked when they are still green and smoked twice as long as Morita Chiles, giving them a wonderful smoky fruity flavor. The Meco Chiles is considered the better quality of the two, though some prefer the flavor of the Morita Chile.