Main Dishes

Easy Mole Sauce

Easy Mole Sauce
Level
Easy
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
15 minutes
Servings
4 cups
  • This easy version of the traditional Mole Sauce has deep chocolate flavors. Serve over chicken, enchiladas or steaks. Refrigerate or freeze for later use!
Key Ingredients
Ingredients
Make It
Step 1
Place chiles in medium bowl; cover with 2 cups hot water. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Step 2
Toast pepitas and sesame seeds in large saucepan; remove from pan.
Step 3
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in same saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add oregano, anise seeds and ground cloves; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
Step 4
Place chiles and 1 cup soaking water, onion mixture, tomatoes and juice, tortillas, pepitas and sesame seeds, peanut butter, raisins and bouillon in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Step 5
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same saucepan over medium heat. Add pureed mixture and Abuelita; cook, stirring constantly, for 8 minutes or until puree is thickened. Strain through a medium sieve for a smoother consistency. Serve over chicken, shrimp, enchiladas or tacos. Mole sauce may be refrigerated or frozen for later use.
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