I make this mole at a five star restaurant. It has lots of flavor and it is a little bit spicy. I use it on quail, but you can use it on what ever you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
1 gallon
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven broiler. Place the tomatoes and jalapeno peppers on a baking sheet, and broil about 5 minutes, turning once, until they have begun to scorch on all sides. Remove from heat. Transfer the peppers to a bowl, and cover tightly with plastic wrap until cooled, about 15 minutes. Slip the skins off the peppers, slit peppers open, and remove the seeds.

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  • In a blender or food processor, blend the tomatoes, peppers, walnuts, sesame seeds, raisins, chocolate, and garlic.

  • Heat a skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium high heat. Cook and stir the blended mixture in the skillet until heated through.

  • Return the mixture to the blender. Blend in enough of the vegetable stock to make a slightly thick sauce. Cool, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 3.9g 1% DV; fat 2.4g 4% DV; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 35mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2006
A big hit around here not the same as I am used to either but very tasty. I had to add quite a bit of salt to bring out the flavors. I also added some cocoa until I got the chocolatey effect that I wanted. This is the second time I've made it. A crowd pleaser among my crowd. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2004
This wasn't like the dark mole i'm used to but i should've guessed that from the amount of tomatoes. I made a half recipe but used 3 jalapenos and it was just way too spicy for me. After tasting the sauce before heating it I ended up throwing half of it away in order to fix it up and allow it to fit into my food processor. After making some changes it was awesome! I calculated what the changes would be to keep the original serving size and they would be to use half the amount of tomatoes use only 2 jalapenos double the amounts of walnuts sesame seeds raisins and chocolate use 3 T garlic and add in the veg. stock to desired consistency (i probably used 1/2 of suggested amount; it will thicken a little when cooking with main entree). I also made it with chicken legs and thighs. Read More
(63)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2004
This wasn't like the dark mole i'm used to but i should've guessed that from the amount of tomatoes. I made a half recipe but used 3 jalapenos and it was just way too spicy for me. After tasting the sauce before heating it I ended up throwing half of it away in order to fix it up and allow it to fit into my food processor. After making some changes it was awesome! I calculated what the changes would be to keep the original serving size and they would be to use half the amount of tomatoes use only 2 jalapenos double the amounts of walnuts sesame seeds raisins and chocolate use 3 T garlic and add in the veg. stock to desired consistency (i probably used 1/2 of suggested amount; it will thicken a little when cooking with main entree). I also made it with chicken legs and thighs. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2005
Smells bad tastes bad and even looks worse! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2006
A big hit around here not the same as I am used to either but very tasty. I had to add quite a bit of salt to bring out the flavors. I also added some cocoa until I got the chocolatey effect that I wanted. This is the second time I've made it. A crowd pleaser among my crowd. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 2 stars
04/19/2010
I make mole at work also and is a lot diferent than this.I use less jalapeños peanuts instead of walnuts and avoid the sesame seeds add panko and more chocolate and you will see (I mean you will taste the diference) the place I work is not a 5 star but sure is one of the favorites of our guests for many years." Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2018
Very nice. Was looking for a good vegetarian mole recipe. Added 2 dried ancho chili peppers a dash of cinnamon and 2 cloves. Made a half recipe but used all 4 jalapeños. I like it spicy. Serve with a nice California red Zinfandel. Yummy. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/27/2015
This recipe is not very tasteful... it's rather bland so I'm going with the more tradional and complicated one... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2018
I have to restrict my salt and fat intake and this recipe was exactly where I needed to start to adapt it to my dietary needs. Can't go wrong with fresh roasted roma tomatoes and jalapenos as the base for a flavorful and complex sauce. Even with my tweaks it was amazing. Read More