Three Sisters’ Mole

Mole Ingredients
  • Yield: 8 servings


1 1/2ounces dried mulatto chile or pasilla, seeded
1ounce dried guajillo chile, seeded
1/2cup skinless peanuts
1/4cup whole almonds
1stick cinnamon
1/4cup sesame seeds
1 (6-inch) corn tortilla, torn
3tablespoons olive oil
1large white onion, diced
3cloves garlic, minced
3ounces Mexican chocolate (Ibarra or Abuelita)
1/2cup tomato sauce
2teaspoons sea salt
1/4teaspoon black pepper
6cups vegetable stock


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut chiles into big chunks. Place chiles, peanuts, almonds, cinnamon, sesame seeds and tortilla wedges on a baking sheet. Toast in oven 10 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add toasted nut mixture; sauté 5 minutes. Add chocolate, tomato sauce, salt and pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add stock; cook 20 minutes over low heat. Purée mixture in blender in three batches 3 to 4 minutes per batch. Return mole to saucepan and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Recipe by Chef Jesus Gonzalez.


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