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Mole Poblano

Mole Poblano
Written by Gryphon

Mole Poblano is a lovely thick chocolate based Mexican sauce and is a classic Mole version. Its ingredients include chocolate, chilies, coriander and sesame seeds and lots of others. However the result is amazing and is one of my favourite sauces.

Mole Poblano

Mole Poblano

An ancient dish with 20 ingredients that will blow you mind. totally excellent.
4.68 from 28 votes
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chillies, Chocolate, Herbs, Nuts, Sauce, Spice, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 268kcal



  • Remove and discard the stems and seeds from the dried chilies.
  • Tear into pieces and soak in the warm chicken stock for 30 minutes.
  • Working in batches, combine the chilies and stock with the remaining ingredients, except the lard and chocolate, in an electric blender and process to form a thick paste.
  • Heat the lard in a pot over high heat and cook the puree for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the chocolate and stir until melted.
  • The sauce should be quite thick but may need to be thinned slightly with a little chicken stock.
  • Serve over cooked turkey, chicken, or pork, garnished with sesame seeds.


Sodium: 163mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 290mg | Cholesterol: 2mg | Calories: 268kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 18g