Mole Sauce

Mole Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 42.3
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 123.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Use as a side with coffee-cocoa rubbed pork tenderloin. Use as a side with coffee-cocoa rubbed pork tenderloin.
Number of Servings: 10


    3 onion, white, quartered
    4 plum tomatoes, quartered
    3 cloves garlic, peeled
    2 bananna peppers
    3 ancho chilies, dried
    1 t chili powder
    1 t coca powder, unsweetend
    16 oz chicken stock, reduced sodium
    1 lime, juiced and zested


Raise oven rack to highest position and preheat oven to broil. Toss all vegetables except for the ancho chilies into a cast iron skillet or sheet pan. Place under broiler and cook until all vegetables are bubbly and some blackening begins on the tomatoes. Vegetables should be stirred once while in oven. Once vegetables are roasted allow to cool for 5 minutes. While vegetables are cooking, place chilies in a mixing bowl. Cover with boiling water and allow to steep for 10 mintues. Once vegetables have cooled place vegetables in a food processor or blender along with chilies which have been de-stemed. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a saucepan. Add spices and stock. Cook an additional 25 mintues. Finish with a squeeze of lime to taste.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEF_MEG.

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this with the Cocoa Crusted Pork and it was AMAZING! I served it with black beans and quinoa with avocado, light sour cream and pico de gallo. - 1/14/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What is a serving size? 1T? 1/4 cup? Number of servings are much less useful than serving size as most of us don't immediately divide up a recipe into 10 cups to figure out the serving size.... - 1/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great for the tenderloin . In answer to the squeze of ime and the lime zest. Zest lime first. Then cut lime in half and squeeze the juice out of each half, using your hand or a hand-held juicer. I would add the zest along with the juice to the Mole'. - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this to go with Chef Meg's Cocoa Crusted Pork Loin and it was wonderful! I ddn't have any banana peppers so used seeded jalapenos instead and it was just the right amount of heat for us. I have lots of sauce left so I'll be trying with other things this week. - 5/24/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wasn't a big fan of the sauce, but it was the first time I'd ever even HAD mole sauce. So I just may not like it regardless? Haha (I made it to go with the cocoa crusted pork loin). - 6/30/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the idea of mole sauce and cocoa crusting for the pork...perfect combo for our luncheon...made the sauce tonite and it tastes great! (used tomato juice for liquid and omitted the plum tomato)
    - 9/9/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am hoping to try this, but have a question!
    Recipe calls for:
    1 lime, juiced and zested
    What do you do with the lime zest? And how much is a squeeze of lime?
    - 1/23/10

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  • I THINK it's supposed to say Cocoa powder! And this recipe make A LOT of Mole Sauce! I put some in little containers in the freezer for use with other recipe's. It is WONDERFUL with black beans and rice! - 4/8/13

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  • Where does the zest come in. Is it added with the spices and stock or at the end with the sqeeze of juice as a garnishment - 4/2/12

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  • This was a great sauce to accompany the cocoa-encrusted pork tenderloin. Tons of flavor without the fat- a hit with my fiancÚ! We like heat so this worked well for our palates. - 11/6/11

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  • Yum! - 10/13/11

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  • I am going to try this tomorrow - but how spicy is it???? My two kids won't eat spicy so I'm thinking that I remove/cut back on the ancho chiles? - 6/9/11

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  • look forward to making this reciepe tonight.....sounds really yummy. - 5/5/11

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  • Made a huge batch, put some away in the freezer. My sweetie and i are planning on trying it on other things. - 3/31/11

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  • So good! I have actually never ordered anything with Mole sauce so I don't know how this compares to 'regular' Mole - but it went well with the Cocoa Crusted Pork and the whole family loved it! - 3/10/11

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  • this sounds good. i will try it. - 3/7/11

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  • what are ancho chilies - 3/6/11

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  • I have fixed this before and loved it. I'm making it for dinner tonight. It is simmering on the stove as I type. I've tasted and it is fabulous! - 2/4/11

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