Store granulated chilies, chile pieces, and chile flakes in air-tight containers in cool, dry cupboards.
Dried chile pieces will maintain their full flavor for at least twelve months.
Chipotle granules can be used fresh from the package in soups, braises and other recipes that will rehydrate them during the cooking process. They take less time to rehydrate than larger chile pieces or whole chiles, so the dishes need not cook long. Alternatively, they can be rehydrated prior to use (How to Rehydrate Dried Chiles
) or ground into chipotle chili powder (How to Grind Your Own Chile Powder
Use chipotles in enchilada sauces, chili, stews, barbecue ribs, and corn bread. Their smoky quality combines well with poultry, meats and fall squash.
Dried Chile Recipes