Chipotle mayo is so easy to make and it’s the perfect condiment to go with this Hatch Chile Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
What are chipotle chiles?
Chipotle chiles are dried smoked jalapeno peppers. Chipotle chile powder gives a smoky sweetness with medium heat. Read more about chipotle chiles here. (This post was originally published on August 27th, 2013. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn commission on qualifying purchases.)
How do you make chipotle mayo?
This recipe for chipotle mayo couldn’t be easier. Just whisk mayonnaise together with chipotle chile powder and some lime juice. The lime juice gives a nice balance to the spicy chile. Add more or less chile powder depending on how hot you like it.
What can you put chipotle mayo on?
We like it on these Hatch chile grilled cheese sandwiches, but it’s also delicious on fish tacos, burritos or inside a burrito.
Hatch chile grilled cheese sandwich
For this grilled cheese sandwich, use a firm white bread like sourdough. A panini press isn’t just for panini or grilled cheese, they also can be used as a griddle. This panini press is under $20 and makes a great gift for a college student too!
Make sure you brush the outside of the sandwich with olive or avocado oil. Brush the inside of each slice of bread liberally with chipotle mayo.
Layer with your favorite cheese; provolone, Swiss or cheddar all are great choices to balance the heat of the chiles. Add roasted Hatch chiles and 2 slices of crisp bacon. Click here for how to roast Hatch chiles. Then press and eat!
I cook a lot with chiles. White Chicken Chili, Chiles Rellenos, and Chicken Tortilla Soup, so I thought they would be great in a grilled cheese sandwich. I used a mild provolone cheese to balance the heat. A couple of slices of uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon and some Chipotle Mayo on both the bread, and on the side for dipping, made this the perfect hot summer day sandwich!
Chipotle Chile Mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- Mix mayonnaise, chipotle powder and lime juice together.
- Store any remaining mayonnaise in the refrigerator.
- add more or less depending on your taste.
- Brush or drizzle on burgers, burritos, quesadillas, tacos or on grilled cheese.
- Store leftover chipotle mayo in the fridge.