Maria's sweet and sassy Mole

malinda sargent


From my Bestie Maria G. Love you girl!

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new mexican chilis, destemmed, deseeded ( discard seeds)
guajillo chilis, destemmed, deseeded (discard seeds)
chipotle chili, destemmed, deseeded (discard seeds)
ancho chilis, destemmed, deseeded (retain seeds in small container)
2 Tbsp
sesame seeds - or 1 oz
1 oz
peanuts hulled not salted
1 oz
almonds, blanched or sliced
1 tsp
medium onion chopped in large chunks
6 clove
garlic smashed
piece wheat bread
tortillas, flour or corn
1 lb
roma tomatoes ( 4-6) cut in half
1 stick
1 oz
tablet mexican chocolate
1 c
grapeseed oil or slightly more then 3/4 c olive oil
2 Tbsp
chicken stock, low sodium
2 tsp
1 c


1Begin boiling 2 1/2 quarts of water in a large pot.

2Add ancho seeds, sesame, peanuts, almonds and peppercorns to a small saucepan and toast over medium heat.

3While these are toasting, add the chilis to a grill pan and toast over medium heat.

4While the chilis are toasting, peel and smash the garlic and large chop the onion.

5When the seeds are nicely toasted, remove from heat and let cool.

6When the chilis are toasted, add them to the boiling water.

7Add the onion and garlic to the grill pan and toast.

8While they are toasting, cut the tomatoes in half and measure the raisins.

9Once toasted, add the onion and garlic to boiling water.

10Toast onions and garlic, then add to boiling water.

11Toast tomatoes, cinnamon stick, and raisins in grill pan.

12While tomatoes, etc are toasting, add tortilla and bread to boiling water (watching the bread expand is my favorite part!).

13Once toasted, add the tomatoes, cinnamon stick and raisins to the boiling water.

14Also add the seed mixture, grapeseed oil, chocolate, stock and salt.

15Let simmer approximately 30 minutes.

16Use immersion blender to puree thoroughly. If you do not have an immersion blender, allow mixture to cool and blenderize in batches (add time to let it cool -- do NOT blend while hot!).

17Turn heat on low and add the sugar. Simmer uncovered until thick, about 15-20 minutes.

18Serve over rice and poached (or rotisserie), shredded chicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces