Chipotle Burgers

Chipotle Burgers are served on a toasty bun and topped with avocado, Pepper Jack cheese, and a special chipotle sauce. Guaranteed to be everyone’s new favorite grilled burger. Chipotle Burgers take your regular hamburgers and add adobo sauce and chipot…

Chipotle Burgers are served on a toasty bun and topped with avocado, Pepper Jack cheese, and a special chipotle sauce. Guaranteed to be everyone’s new favorite grilled burger. Chipotle Burgers take your regular hamburgers and add adobo sauce and chipotle peppers for an incredible, smoky flavor that’s made even better by some time on the…

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Chipotle Beer BBQ Chicken with Creamed Grilled Corn.

This chipotle BBQ chicken + creamed corn will make you the happiest! Most weekends on instagram or my week in the life update, I show a grilled BBQ chicken. Let’s just say it’s a dish I make constantly but never deem special enough to share. You know? Plus. I switch things around so much – […]

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This chipotle BBQ chicken + creamed corn will make you the happiest!

chipotle bbq beer chicken with creamed corn

Most weekends on instagram or my week in the life update, I show a grilled BBQ chicken. Let’s just say it’s a dish I make constantly but never deem special enough to share. You know? Plus. I switch things around so much – the seasonings, the sauce – that it’s never made one exact way.

chipotle beer BBQ sauce

But! So many of you have asked for the recipe, or let’s say the method, that I’m here today with a version of it for you! I made the sauce and while I occasionally switch between homemade and store-bought, the method for this chicken never changes.

Spoiler alert: it’s pretty darn easy.

Since I can’t help but be extra, I had to serve it with this creamed corn. I wish I could curl up in a bowl of this corn and take a nap. It’s another version of summer comfort food that we just can’t get enough of. Make it now while corn is living its best life! 

creamed grilled corn

So! 

We loooove homemade BBQ sauce in this house. I have multiple versions here on the blog and also different ones in each of my cookbooks. If I had to choose, this root beer BBQ sauce may be my favorite, but I truly love them all.

And now… chipotle beer! Um, I’m in love? 

chipotle BBQ sauce

This sauce uses chipotle chili powder for some heat, but you could also dice up a chipotle pepper with some adobo sauce instead. It also uses beer, which I LOVE to use in sauce – but you can always sub the root beer, or even ginger ale or even broth. The sauce can be made ahead of time (and is delicious when it is!) and stored in the fridge.

Grab when you’re ready to make this dish and it will only take a few minutes!

grilled bbq chicken

Now let’s talk about the corn.

This freaking corn – oh my gosh.

First, given the title you obviously know I grilled it. I did and it’s so good. But you don’t HAVE to grill it if you’re in a pinch, or you don’t have a grill, or it’s pouring rain and you can’t walk outside, or if you’re making this in the middle of winter. Use fresh corn cut from the cob – even use frozen corn (it doesn’t have to be thawed first either). Basically, whatever corn you have on hand.

creamed grilled corn

Because this… is absolute heaven. It’s a rich and decadent dish but still somewhat light and fresh. Does that even make sense? Probably not. But it’s a combo of savory and sweet while tasting like the biggest burst of summer.

It almost reminded me of this corn pudding, but again, in a lighter, fresher way. It’s creamy and sweet and the perfect accompaniment to a meat or vegetable dish that has a little heat. This will 100% be a staple for us for all the summers to come!

chipotle bbq beer chicken with creamed corn

Now combined, this is SUCH a good plate. Sticky and saucy chicken with a little spice. Creamy and fresh, sweet corn with herbs. The bites are just perfect together. Add a house salad and you’re good to go! 

chipotle bbq beer chicken with creamed corn

Chipotle BBQ Chicken + Creamed Corn

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Chipotle Beer BBQ Chicken with Creamed Corn

This chipotle bbq chicken is made with homemade chipotle beer BBQ sauce! Serve alongside creamed grilled corn and summer dinner is complete!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup beer
  • ½ cup honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

creamed grilled corn

  • 6 to 8 ears of corn (you need 2.5 cups kernels)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup milk (any kind works!)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • fresh chopped chives

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan and whisk together until combined. Heat over medium heat and bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and cook for 30 to 60 minutes, until thickened. Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat and let sit at room temperature until it cools and thickens even more. You can easily make this ahead of time!
  • Preheat the grill to the highest heat. Once hot, you can throw the ears of corn on the grill and grill them for 15 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes. You could even use leftover grilled corn. You can also make the creamed corn with the fresh corn from the cob. Or from frozen! Once the corn is grilled, set it aside.
  • Season the chicken all over with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I like to brush about a tablespoon or so of the sauce on the chicken.
  • Place the chicken directly on the grates and grill for 5 minutes. Flip and grill for 5 minutes more. Cook for 1 or 2 more minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 or 165 (if it’s 160, it will likely reach 165 as it rests). Remove the chicken and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. While it rests, you can make the creamed corn.
  • Serve the chicken sliced with the corn.

creamed grilled corn

  • Heat the corn, cream, sugar and garlic in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Place the milk in a shaker bottle or cup and add the flour. Shake for 30 seconds to make a slurry. Pour it into the skillet, stirring to combine. Cook over medium heat, letting it bubble and simmer but also stirring often, until the mixture is thickened. Once thickened, stir in the parmesan cheese. Taste and season additionally - add more salt and pepper or add more parmesan! Sprinkle with chives and serve.

chipotle bbq beer chicken with creamed corn

Craving.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales (Vegan)

After learning how easy it is to make tamales (no seriously), we set our eyes on more flavor combinations!
And after some testing, this classic yet incredibly flavorful combination won out. Say hello to your go-to vegan tamale flavor: sweet potato bla…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Tamales (Vegan)

After learning how easy it is to make tamales (no seriously), we set our eyes on more flavor combinations!

And after some testing, this classic yet incredibly flavorful combination won out. Say hello to your go-to vegan tamale flavor: sweet potato black bean! Just 10 basic ingredients required. Let’s do this!

How to Make Vegan Tamales

It all starts with baking your sweet potatoes until tender and sweet.

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1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”

If you’re looking for a plant-based “meat” alternative for Mexican night, look no further! Introducing smoky lentil vegan taco “meat”!
This 1-pot dish is made entirely with whole food ingredients including finely shredded carrots, which moc…

1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat”

If you’re looking for a plant-based “meat” alternative for Mexican night, look no further! Introducing smoky lentil vegan taco “meat”!

This 1-pot dish is made entirely with whole food ingredients including finely shredded carrots, which mock the texture of meat, and lentils, which add plenty of plant-based protein. Let us show you how it’s done!

This quick and easy recipe starts with sautéing onion and garlic in a large skillet.

1-Pot Smoky Lentil Vegan Taco “Meat” from Minimalist Baker →

Crispy Chipotle Cheddar Smashed Potatoes.

How to make chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes and elevate your life! Just joking. Sort of. I mean, these might elevate your life right now in a delicious, spicy way? It’s worth a try.  I’m popping in today with this bonus cop-out recipe for you because it’s just TOO good. I wanted to share it with […]

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How to make chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes and elevate your life!

These super crispy chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes are the best side dish. A little spicy and smothered in cheese, they are irresistible.

Just joking. Sort of. I mean, these might elevate your life right now in a delicious, spicy way?

It’s worth a try. 

smashed chipotle potatoes on a baking sheet

I’m popping in today with this bonus cop-out recipe for you because it’s just TOO good. I wanted to share it with you in case you need a quick side dish (or, let’s be honest… a snack?) with all the cooking you’re doing at home. P.S. who else is majorly over the dishes situation?

SO!

We make crispy smashed potatoes constantly in this house. They are easily Eddie’s favorite side dish. 

Judging from how much you guys make this recipe, I think you love them too!

smashed chipotle cheddar potatoes on baking sheet

They are easy, you can prep them ahead of time (I do at least every other week) and they just taste.so.good. And the best best best part is that they go with so many dishes.

Oh and that they are wildly versatile.

!!!!!!!!

All the exclamation points. Because who wouldn’t want to eat this?

chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes with sour cream and chives

I love a smashed potato recipe so much that I included it in my next cookbook, along with a sweet potato version. So excited for you to see!

We make the classic version constantly, but sometimes I like to switch it up. Obviously, since I have the I’m-always-bored brain the kitchen.

Depends on what the main meal is, you know? 

sour cream and bacon on chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes

These potatoes are showered with chipotle chili powder, roasted until crispy (the edges are everything) and then smothered in cheddar cheese.

After a quick bake for the cheese to melt, I top them with plain greek yogurt, a few bacon shards and chives. They are spicy but cheesy and crunchy. A little tangy and refreshing from the yogurt. Savory and crisp from the bacon. Seriously, they are just outstanding.

We are in BUSINESS.

These super crispy chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes are the best side dish. A little spicy and smothered in cheese, they are irresistible.

Chipotle Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

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Crispy Chipotle Cheddar Smashed Potatoes

These super crispy chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes are the best side dish. A little spicy and smothered in cheese, they are irresistible.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 sliced bacon, chopped
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • plain greek yogurt or sour cream, for topping
  • fresh chives or scallions, for topping

Instructions

  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and fill it with cold water. Bring the water to a boil. Simmer the potatoes until they are just barely fork tender. Strain the potatoes and let them cool slightly.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Brush a baking sheet with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place the potatoes on the sheet. Use your hand or the bottom of a glass to smash them once, trying to keep them in one piece. It’s okay if they kind of break apart!
  • Drizzle or brush the remaining olive oil over the potatoes. I actually use an olive oil spritzer for this part! Sprinkle the potatoes with the chipotle chili powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place the sheet in the oven and roast the potatoes for 20 minutes, until golden and crispy. While the potatoes are cooking, heat a skillet over medium-low heat and cook the bacon until crispy.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and sprinkle cheddar on the tops of each. Bake for 5 minutes more, until the cheese melts. Remove and top with yogurt/sour cream, bacon and chives. Serve immediately!

Chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes on a baking sheet. These super crispy chipotle cheddar smashed potatoes are the best side dish. A little spicy and smothered in cheese, they are irresistible.

Who wants to fight me for the cheese on the baking sheet?

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Chickpea Chopped Kale Salad with Adobo Dressing

This recipe is inspired by a salad we loved ordering at a restaurant that featured roasted chicken, cornbread croutons, and a smoky-sweet dressing.
To keep our version plant-based and gluten-free, we opted for chickpeas instead of chicken and candied …

Chickpea Chopped Kale Salad with Adobo Dressing

This recipe is inspired by a salad we loved ordering at a restaurant that featured roasted chicken, cornbread croutons, and a smoky-sweet dressing.

To keep our version plant-based and gluten-free, we opted for chickpeas instead of chicken and candied pecans in place of cornbread, and we crafted a 5-minute smoky chipotle dressing to cut down on prep time.

The result is an incredibly satisfying salad that strikes the perfect balance between smoky, spicy, savory, and sweet.

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5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Dressing

Say hello to your new go-to weeknight sauce: Smoky Chipotle Dressing!
Not only is it the perfect balance of smoky, sweet, and spicy, but it requires just 1 bowl, 5 minutes, and 6 simple ingredients to prepare! Let’s do this.
How to Make Chipotle …

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Dressing

Say hello to your new go-to weeknight sauce: Smoky Chipotle Dressing!

Not only is it the perfect balance of smoky, sweet, and spicy, but it requires just 1 bowl, 5 minutes, and 6 simple ingredients to prepare! Let’s do this.

How to Make Chipotle Dressing

Making this recipe is seriously simple.

Add all the ingredients (except water) to a bowl and stir to combine.

5-Minute Smoky Chipotle Dressing from Minimalist Baker →

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Quinoa Breakfast-For-Dinner Skillet.

I’ve craving a new sweet potato hash! I mean, sure, top anything with an egg and I am THERE. Or here.  Actually, right now, I wish that I was THERE so it meant that I was somewhere other than my house. You get the gist.  Breakfast for dinner is pretty much my favorite thing ever. […]

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I’ve craving a new sweet potato hash!

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

I mean, sure, top anything with an egg and I am THERE. Or here. 

Actually, right now, I wish that I was THERE so it meant that I was somewhere other than my house. You get the gist. 

sweet potatoes

Breakfast for dinner is pretty much my favorite thing ever. We go through spurts of having breakfast for dinner once a week, and I love it. 

First, it’s comfort food. I will never think otherwise, because when I was probably 15 years old, my mom made me a scrambled egg, crispy ham and mustard sandwich (I know, are you freaking out?) and told me that it was comfort food. It’s lived in my brain ever since. 

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

Second, the options are endless!

Sweet breakfast? Savory? Do I want pancakes or potatoes and eggs? Maybe I’ll just make waffles AND bacon AND eggs so I can have sweet and savory.

Truly, everyone loves it and it adds a nice variety to the week. Especially if you’re not someone who ever eats eggs or pancakes for breakfast. We’re usually not, aside from the occasional weekend. 

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

Eddie almost ALWAYS requests some sort of potato skillet hash when we’re doing breakfast for dinner. And this isn’t the first time I’ve shared one here on the blog. I’ve done this sheet pan sweet potato hash that you all go crazy for! It’s wonderful.

I’ve also made a brussels sprouts hash, a grilled corn summer hash and even a white bean hash. LOTS to choose from. 

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

Here’s how the skillet goes down!

I start this whole thing off with some chopped bacon for extra flavor. If you don’t eat bacon, just skip it! You’re going to cook onions, garlic and sweet potato with a few different spices – hearty ones like chipotle chili pepper that add some heat. Once everything is golden and soft, toss in some cooked quinoa if you have it.

The quinoa makes it even more satisfying but I secretly love it for the texture. 

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

I also like to toss in some corn! Use frozen or canned – whatever you have on hand. This brings a sweetness to the dish that is just perfect with the chipotle. 

Once that’s ready – crack in your eggs. They will cook right in the skillet and you can prepare them to the level of doneness you prefer. I love this because you can add eggs at different times for different people! 

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

Finish off the skillet with sliced avocado if you have it. It brings a creaminess to the skillet and cutes the heat.

Then lime, fresh chives or scallions – any herbs you may have for a hint of freshness.

This is a fabulous pantry meal, plus eggs! Can’t beat it. 

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

Chipotle Sweet Potato Hash

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Breakfast-For-Dinner Skillet

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • cup corn, frozen or thawed is fine!
  • 2 to 4 large eggs
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro for topping
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives for topping

Instructions

  • Heat a large (10 or 12 inch) skillet over medium-low heat and add the bacon. Cook until the bacon starts to become crispy and most of the fat has rendered. Stir in the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 2 to 3 minutes until the onions soften.
  • Stir in the sweet potatoes. If you feel that you need more fat in the skillet, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil or butter. Stir in the chili powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Cover the skillet and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes start to soften. If at any time you feel like the potatoes aren’t softening and the skillet is dry, you can stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water and cover the skillet again.
  • Uncover the skillet and stir in the tomato paste. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes so the flavor develops in the pan. Stir in the quinoa if you’re adding it - stir until it’s fully incorporated into the potatoes. Stir in the corn. If you’re using frozen corn (it works!) just stir and cook for a few minutes until it’s thawed and warm.
  • Now it’s time for the eggs! Keep the skillet over medium-ish heat and crack the eggs into the skillet with the potatoes. Cover the skillet and cook until your egg whites are fully cooked.
  • To serve, top with sliced avocado, fresh chopped chives and cilantro and a spritz of lime.

This chipotle sweet potato hash is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bulked up with quinoa and tons of flavor, it's a great pantry weeknight meal!

The perfect egg can change everything.

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Slow-Cooked Chipotle Pork

I was recently tagged in a debate on Twitter, where some of the people objected to having to scroll down a post to get to the recipe, because they didn’t like scrolling. (Which was odd, since unless I’m doing it wrong, don’t you need to scroll to use Twitter?) The discussion also tapped into a few people’s dislike of a longer headnote before a recipe…

I was recently tagged in a debate on Twitter, where some of the people objected to having to scroll down a post to get to the recipe, because they didn’t like scrolling. (Which was odd, since unless I’m doing it wrong, don’t you need to scroll to use Twitter?) The discussion also tapped into a few people’s dislike of a longer headnote before a recipe in cookbook. Personally I don’t find it all that much trouble to avert my eyes down when reading a book. Nonetheless, I’m going to get right to this Slow-Cooked Chipotle Pork recipe.

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