How To: Make mole poblano sauce

Make mole poblano sauce

This Mexican sauce is perfect for any occasion, and the poblano is a great addition. If you want an authentic Mexican experience, then this mole recipe is perfect. It's great for parties or fiestas, because it feeds up to 24 people, and the poblano peppers will drive your dinner guests crazy!

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"Make a nice big batch of mole, freeze what you don't use and you will be able to have an authentic Mexican dinner whenever the mood strikes you. Chef Adolfo Alvarado from Tu Y Yo Mexican Cuisine walks you through the step-by-step process of how to make this amazing chocolaty sauce with other flavorful ingredients like peanuts, prunes, sesame seeds and anise. A feast for the senses!"


Serves 24

* 2 oz (¼ cup) lard
* 1 white onion, chopped & sauteéd until translucent
* 4 cloves of garlic, roasted
* 3 tomatoes, roasted & skins removed
* 10 tomatillos, boiled 1 hour in salted water
* 1½ ripe, peeled plantains, fried until golden-brown
* ¾ cup raisins, lightly fried
* 1 cup prunes, lightly fried
* ¾ cup peanuts
* ¾ cup slivered almonds, toasted
* ¾ cup white sesame seeds, lightly toasted
* 1 cup chicken stock
* 1 tsp coriander seeds
* 1 tsp star anise
* 1 tsp cloves
* 3 cinnamon sticks
* salt for seasoning
* 15 corn tortilla chips
* 2 slices bread (white or wheat), toasted


* 30 chilies mulatos (dried)
* 16 chiles anchos (dried)
* 6 chiles pasillas (dried)
* 2 chiles chipotles (dried)
* 2-3 Mexican chocolate tablets (such as Abuelita)
* 2 tbsp brown sugar
* 8 cups chicken stock
* 4-5 garlic cloves, roasted
* ½ cup lard


* sesame seeds

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