Often confused with true chipotle, moras are made from ripe jalapeños that have been smoked and dried.
This small, red jalapeño chile is smoked and dried in Mexico. Mora is Spanish for ‘ripe,’ referring to the dark tone its skin takes on while drying. This chile is hot and very fruity with a distinguishing smoky aroma. Use the mora chile ground or rehydrated in salsas. Moras mixed with cumin and oregano are typically used for rotisserie chicken throughout Mexico.