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In looking at mole recipes, there is always some part that I would change. So, I did some research, read loads of recipes, picked out the parts (ingredients & measurements) that I like best & created my own recipe! I found some shortcuts; the ingredient list is still typically long but there's nothing difficult to find . It's YUMMY, imho. ;) It's nice & spicy & there's heat but it won't blow the back of your head off. Lovely texture. Great depth of flavor. It's also easy & doesn't take very long!
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- 3 ancho chilies
- 3 cups boiling water
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, mashed
- 2 chipotle chiles in adobo
- 28 ounces tomatoes, whole, chopped, pureed, it doesn't matter because it's all getting pureed in the end
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy) or 2 tablespoons almond butter (creamy)
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder, NOT Dutch processed
- 2 cups water (from soaking the ancho peppers)
- 1 ounce dark chocolate, good quality
- 1Pour boiling water over ancho peppers in a bowl & set aside to soak for 30 minutes or more until soft. Drain, reserving water but discard the stems & seeds. Set aside.
- 2Toast the sesame seeds & set aside.
- 3Heat oil in large saucepot. Add chopped onion & saute until soft. Add smashed garlic & saute a few minutes longer. Add chipotles, soaked ancho peppers, tomatoes, peanut (or almond) butter, raisins, spices & ancho water. Stir & bring to a simmer.
- 4Using a slotted spoon, scoop out all the solids into a blender. Add toasted sesame seeds. Puree thoroughly. Add back to pot. Simmer 15 minutes until thickened. Taste for seasoning.
- 5This can be served with anything - chicken, beef, pork, tempeh, tofu,turkey -- tonight I served it with pork tenderloin that I seasoned with salt & pepper, seared well in a cast iron skillet, covered with a few ladlefuls of sauce & finished in a 400F oven.
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Nutritional Facts for My Own Mole
Serving Size: 1 (2496 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 280.9
- Calories from Fat 160
- Total Fat 17.8 g
- Saturated Fat 3.7 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1256.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 32.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 9.5 g
- Sugars 13.3 g
- Protein 7.8 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
chipotle chiles in adobo