Mole Sauce

A wonderful sauce to put on baked chicken or turkey is mole sauce. It is made with chocolate, chilies and other delicious ingredients. This recipe makes about three cups which can serve a whole family easily. Read on to lean how to make this delicious sauce.

Ingredients You Need

5 Dried Guajillo Chilies
4 Dried Pasilla Chilies
3 to 5 Small Chilies
1 1/2 Cups of Chile Water
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 Chopped Onion
2 Whole Cloves
1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon Pieces
1/2 Tablespoon Anise Seed
5 Black Peppercorns
5 All Spice Seeds
1/8 Cup Toasted Sesame Seeds
2 Bananas Chopped
1/4 Cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
or 1/2 Cup Bittersweet Chocolate Powder
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Golden Raisins
1 - 14.5 Ounce Can of Chopped Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
Salt to Taste

Supplies You Need

Food Processor
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Cookie Sheet
Large Sauté Pan
Can Opener
Pepper Mill
Frying Pan

Making the Mole

Start by turning your oven on broil and then place your chilies on the cookie sheet in the oven. Check every 10 minutes for about 40 minutes total or until all sides evenly blistered and quite black.

Remove the chilies from the oven and then cut off the stems and remove the seeds. Soak the chilies in hot water until they fully soften.

Strain your chilies, save the water and chop them into small pieces and set aside. Then heat the oil and brown the chopped onions and chopped garlic in the sauté pan. Once brown add 1 1/2 cups of chile water and add the chopped chilies.

Toast the whole spices and sesame seeds in a frying pan and grind them in a pepper mill into your sauté pan.

Finally add the chopped bananas, chocolate powder or chips, peanut butter, raisins, tomatoes and vinegar to your sauté pan. Simmer on low for 30 minutes. Be sure to stir continuously to avoid burning.

Once the mole is finished simmering it is ready to be put in the food processor to be turned into a smooth paste. Now that the mole is finished you can use it to season any of your favorite meats.

Sliced chicken breasts in mole sauce over tortillas or rice is a wonderful dinner for the family. Serve hot and enjoy with a spoonful of sour cream on top.

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