Mole Poblano

Staff Writer
Mole Poblano
Los Sombreros

This mole recipe from Los Sombreros Mexican Café & Cantina uses not one, but four chiles in it to give it its distinct flavor. Douse it on chicken, pork, steak, or fish to add some life to your meal. 

10
Servings
296
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 mulato chiles
  • 4 pasilla chiles
  • 3 guajillo chiles
  • 2 cascabel chiles
  • 1/4 Cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 Cup peanuts
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Mexican cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon allspice
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins
  • 1/2 corn tortilla
  • 2 tomatillos
  • 1 tomato
  • 8 Cups chicken stock
  • 2 Cups chopped onion
  • 2 Cups chopped garlic
  • 1/2 Cup lard, or cooking oil
  • 1/2 tablet Mexican chocolate, such as Tazo*

Directions

In a large dry skillet, toast the sesame seeds and peanuts until dark brown and remove from pan.

Toast the tortilla until dark brown and remove from the pan. Next toast the dried stemmed chiles until slightly darkened and fragrant.

Remove from the pan and add the tomato and tomatillos. Cook until they are nicely charred and then remove from pan. Add the lard or cooking oil to the pan and cook the onion and garlic until very brown. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.

Let the mixture cool and then purée it until it is very thin. Strain through a medium mesh sieve to remove any seeds or solids. Serve with chicken, turkey, or roast pork loin.  

Mole Poblano Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Mole Poblano Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
27%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
10g
19%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
73µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40.6%
Vitamin C
53mg
88%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
116mg
12%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
170mg
24%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
620mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
20%
Sodium
749mg
31%
Sugars, added
0.1g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.9%
Zinc
1mg
8%