The word Chipotle translates to "smoked chile". An actual Chipotle is a dried and smoked Jalapeno pepper. It takes 10 pounds of fresh Jalapenos to make 1 pound of Chipotles. Chipotle Jalapeno has a slightly smoked flavor to begin with and a peppery heat. No matter how you use it this extraordinary chile is worth trying. Scoville Heat Units: 2,500 - 8,000 SHUs.