08/22/2013 09:20 am ET

Chipotle Recipes: Put This Pepper To Good Use (PHOTOS)

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If dinners are starting to get a little bland, it's time you consider adding some heat to your recipes. Between jalapenos and red chile peppers, you've got options when you want some spice. But don't forget about chipotle chiles.

Chipotle chiles are just a smoke-dried jalapeño, but their maturity and processing gives them an earthy and milder heat. Which is why chipotle recipes are the best way to take your dinner up a notch.

Chipotles add a smokiness to chicken. They're a natural addition to quesadillas. These chiles are even good on burgers. See for yourself with the recipes below.

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Chipotle Recipes