Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Easy Mole Sauce!

What is mole sauce? Well, according to the website I originally got this recipe from (MomsWhoThink), it's a, " Mexican mole sauce; a type of gravy with chiles, chocolate and seasonings."  Oh, but it is so much more then that.  It is an amazing concoction of flavors that ends up pairing perfectly with just about anything; steak, chicken, and of course my family's favorite, enchiladas.  For Christmas, DH's family did a mexican food theme for dinner, and that is exactly what I made; enchiladas con mole.  Mmmmm.   It's super easy to make.  I've adapted and doubled the original mole recipe as follows:

  • 4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 tbs chipotle sauce
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2oz (2 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate

    1. Combine salt, pepper, water, chipotle sauce and onions in a saucepan.  Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. 
    2. Add garlic, tomato sauce, sugar, cinnamon and chocolate.  Stir until heated through and chocolate is melted.  
    3. Serve over your choice of main entree...although I highly recommend a nice flank steak or enchiladas.   
    It took me three attempts at making this to get it just right (at last for my family).  If you are unsure of how spicy you might want this, start out with only 3 tbs of the chipotle sauce.  Once you've completed step 2, add more of the chipotle sauce to your liking.  


    -Chef Val

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