In recent weeks, I've received a handful of emails from readers who were startled to find wheat flour listed on the ingredients of their chipotles in adobo sauce. Some preparations - especially Mexican - can include wheat flour in the recipe. It's a good reminder that, as with any prepared food product you buy in the supermarket, always read the ingredients list to confirm that the brand you're buying is indeed gluten-free.
That said, there are a number of widely available brands (and a few more obscure ones) of chipotles in adobo sauce that are gluten-free:
La Costena (We use this regularly in our cooking. It's sold in the United States as "chipotle peppers in adobo sauce" under the La Costena brand.)
* Of course, remember the rule of thumb above, and check the ingredients label, even if you're buying one of these "gluten-free" brands!
The bottom line, though, is that with the right awareness, and the right can of chipotles in adobo sauce, this ingredient can be a tasty and reliably gluten-free member of your cooking arsenal. (Or, you could always make your own chipotles in adobo sauce, but that's for another blog post...)