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    My Own Mole

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    Elmotoo's Note:

    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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    1. 1
      Pour 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.
    2. 2
      Toast the sesame seeds & set aside.
    3. 3
      Heat 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.
    4. 4
      Using 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.
    5. 5
      This 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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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 07, 2012


      This was fun to do and great to eat. Milder and more complex than canned mole we've used in the past, this mole had a great texture that flowed smoothly into place and then held its shape for presentation. We put it over a charcoal-grilled steak -- mole is usually served on chicken, but we're odd that way -- and sprinkled a little grated cotija cheese on top for the final touch. Made for ZWT8.

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    • on August 11, 2012


      OH MY!!! This is worth TEN STARS. For years, I've eyed a Rick Bayless recipe for mole, but the ingredient list and the many many steps completely intimidated me! So, I settled for the base they sell in small jars. And it was good! BUT THIS, OMG...!!! Simple, and absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except they didn't have sesame seeds at the grocery. So, I substituted a tablespoon of tahini. Perfect! I also like my mole a bit on the sweet side, so I added an additional 2 teaspoons of sugar. Thanks so much for posting! Made for ZWT8 Team Om Nom Nommers.

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    • on July 09, 2012


      Great mole, loved this one! I used almond butter and raw cocoa powder and 85 % chocolate. We had it with turkey and oven roasted sweet potatoes, just the perfect comfort food for a cool, cloudy summer day :D Thanks for sharing your twist on mole!
      Made just for fun :)

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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

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