Mole Poblano

Mole Poblano
Staff Writer
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
593
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.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Carbohydrate, by difference
67g
52%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
137mg
14%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
181mg
26%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
2221mg
100%
Water
137g
5%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.