easy mole sauce recipe 2 wrds

Easy Mole Sauce Recipe

Mole sauce (pronounced moh-ley) is a traditional Mexican sauce that can be prepared in a number of different ways. There are many variations of the sauce, but the basic preparation of mole sauce that I am familiar with includes a spicy sauce paired with cocoa, simmered and thickened, and then poured over turkey, chicken or pork.

My easy mole sauce recipe isn’t what I would call traditional, partly because I don’t have access to some of the ingredients necessary, and partly because I wanted to prepare an easy recipe that people could create at home.   While it isn’t traditional, it is tasty, easy and quick to create, so even the novice chef can create a homemade mole sauce in their own kitchen. 

Easy Mole Sauce Recipe

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1-3 jalapeños, seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 oz unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 28 oz crushed San marzano tomatoes (or regular tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro

Warm olive oil in a large saucepan, over medium heat. Add onions and jalapeño and salt until soft and translucent, about 7 minutes. Add in garlic and sauté an extra minute. Add in chocolate, cumin, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in cilantro and serve poured over turkey, chicken or pork.

This is a dense and thick sauce. If you want a thinner sauce, you can cut it down with chicken broth, just add 1/4 cup at a time, until desired thickness.

Easy Mole Sauce Recipe

Now you know how to make an easy mole sauce recipe, here are some ways to enjoy it! 

Have you ever tasted mole sauce before?  What is your favorite way to use mole sauce?

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