Dried chili chipotle is a variety of jalapeño chili, however it is spicier, as in the process of drying the level of capsaicin is increased. The drying and smoking process gives it a unique taste. When chopped is used for soups, stews and sauces.
The degree of spiciness of this pepper depends on its size. Small peppers are the spiciest, medium ones are less spicy, and the big ones are the mildest. Quite frequently used in Mexican cuisine as a spice for a variety of dishes: pozole, enchiladas, salsas.