Quick and Easy Vegetarian Mole

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Although it may sound unusual, chocolate is the secret ingredient of this Mexican-inspired dish. It adds a wonderfully rich, intense flavour to the vegetables. Best served with rice or a chunk of crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion, pepper, garlic and spices for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, tomatoes, beans, chili sauce, and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chocolate and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. ENJOY!
Most Helpful

One of my favourites! My wife and I don't have subtle palates, so we tend to use more garlic and sweet chilli sauce than the recipe suggests, but otherwise I use it as written and it's delicious. I've used it for everything from a weekday supper to a Mexican-themed dinner party. It's quite a wet recipe, so you'll definitely need something to soak up the liquid: I make it with rice. I haven't tried the crusty bread suggestion.

Ben F. March 27, 2015