What a great recipe. This was my first attempt at mole and I added some hydrated guajillos, but this is likely a new addition to the family rotation.
I've never made mole sauce before because the recipes are intensive and time consuming. This was super easy and is so good. Will definitely satisfy my craving! I'm slow-cooking chicken breast to shred and have with it. The only thing I subbed was peanut butter powder for the real thing as I don't keep it on hand.
This was quick and tasty. Like Kitty, I had to sub some ingredients for what I had on hand: used cocoa, a bit of sugar, tomato paste to make the tomato sauce, african pepper and peri peri pepper seasoning (for the cumin and cinnamon) peanut butter and water instead of broth. still used the chile powder, garlic and the method. it was very close to the red moles I’ve had in Arizona. It was really good! As written I am sure it is tasty as well!! So glad I stumbled upon this to do a mole “inspired” sauce.
I just have to say THANK YOU!!! This is the first time I have ever taken the time to write a comment on a recipe board. Mole sauce is one of my absolute favourite things in the world. And even thou I am a chef by trade, I very seldom ever make it due to the long, long labour of love the true authentic recipe takes. So when I stumbled upon this recipe I thought what the heck, I’ll give it a try! OMG... so very very happy I did! Absolutely divine!!! I tried really hard to not stray from your direct recipe as I really wanted to see if it would taste close to authentic. However I did substitute a couple things, as I didn’t have everything on hand. Instead of cinnamon I used all spice, and instead of chocolate chips I used 4 tbsp cacao powder and 1 tbsp coconut sugar. I also added 1/2 cup of coffee. I made the sauce an hour before adding the chicken cause the hubby wasn’t going to be home for dinner for a bit. The results were spectacular! With my training I have such a hard time keeping things simple as I want all the complexity of gourmet flavour profiles, yet time simply doesn’t always permit for that, so a deep gratitude I send your way for helping me find all the wonders of authentic flavour in an easy, simple and time efficient fashion. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone who loves mole sauce. It really is beyond yummy good! ??
Simple as can be and delicious! I goofed and put in 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips (didn't read the measuring cup). For as simple as this recipe is, it will become a staple alongside an avocado/tomato salad.. Thank you!
I never had mole but my fiance loves it. So i found this recipe and made it to surprise him. To my surprise he loved it and said it tasted just like how his mom made it. I followed the recipe but added about 1 tbsp of brown sugar. I guess he'll be expecting me to make it more often.
Very convincing! This is an excellent cheaters mole. Made minor adjustments - more or less of the listed ingredients to my taste and threw in some salsa tatemada for depth of flavor and additional heat. Let it go low and slow for a half hour. Home run! Well done E.W.! Pros: Easy, quick, full of flavor
Excellent change of taste My husband and I loved the rich flavor of this, but my 15-year-old son (who's a picky eater) did not. It is great over brown rice and I served it with calabacitas (like the picture). I didn't make any significant changes to the recipe nor will I. Pros: Tasty, Easy to Make, most items on-hand Cons: Not for picky eaters
Delicious and Quick Mole is my absolute fav Mexican dish ever, but I have never attempted to make it myself. This was super quick and easy and I had all the ingredients on hand *a plus on a busy weeknight* I used 1 Tbsp of Ancho chili powder which made the Mole super spicy (which I love, but the bf couldn't eat) so next time I will use half the chili powder. Also, I used Dark Choc chips b/c that was all I had...still tasted great. Pros: Easy to make, can vary the recipe to make more easily Cons: n/a
Delicious! I doubled the sauce and used 6 thighs and 3 skinless chicken breasts, cut in half to approximate the size of the thighs. I served it over brown rice with a side of corn and green beans (very colorful plate!). This was a quick and delicious mole, I will be making this again! Pros: easy preparation, common ingredients, very tasty Cons: n/a