Easy mole sauce recipes

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Mole sauce, a diverse mix of onions, peppers, spices and sometimes chocolate, is a versatile treat that enhances chicken and tamale dishes as well as anything else you want to spice up
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Versatile and easy, mole sauces take your chicken from boring to brilliant.

Despite its rather unappetizing name, mole sauce is a delicious Mexican treat usually made with a diverse mix of peppers, onions, nuts or seeds, spices and even chocolate. Not all mole sauce recipes are the same, resulting in many different variations. Here are a few easy mole sauce recipes sure to spice up your table.

Easy Mole Sauce

This easy mole sauce recipe is delicious and promises great results, even for beginners.



4½ cups chicken broth

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1 cup finely chopped onions

3 Tbsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. ground cumin

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

2 ½ Tbsp. chili powder

3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 oz. dark chocolate, chopped



1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

2. Reduce heat to low and add garlic, onion, oregano, cumin and cinnamon.

3. Cover and cook until onion is almost tender, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.

4. Mix in chili powder and flour, stir for three minutes.

5. Gradually whisk in chicken broth. Increase heat to medium-high and boil until reduced (usually about 35 minutes) stirring occasionally.

6. Remove from heat.

7. Whisk in chocolate, season with salt and pepper. Serve warm over chicken, tortillas or any dish you like.

Emeril's Mole Sauce

This recipe from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is easy and delicious. Try it and enjoy!



½ cup shelled pumpkin seeds

¼ cup shelled pistachio nuts

¼ cup roasted pine nuts

2 poblano peppers

1 medium onion, quartered

1 tsp. chili powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

½ tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. taramind paste

1 Tbsp. corn syrup

1 tsp. distilled white vinegar

1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil

½ cup chicken stock

½ cup heavy cream



1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Place the nuts, peppers and onions on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Roast for 10-15 minutes.

3. Remove from the oven and peel, seed and chop the peppers.

4. In a food processor, combine the nuts, peppers, onions, chili powder, cumin, salt, taramind paste, 1 Tbsp. corn syrup, vinegar and olive oil. Puree until creamy.

5. Place the sauce into a saucepan. Whisk in the chicken stock and cream. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Cook for two minutes then remove from heat and serve.

Note: This easy mole sauce recipe goes well over tamales.

Mexican Mole Sauce

This spicy mole sauce recipe is delicious over chicken and tortillas.




2 tsp. vegetable oil

¼ cup finely chopped onion

1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground cilantro

1/8 Tbsp. dried minced garlic

1 can condensed tomato soup

1 can diced green chile peppers




1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.

2. Cook onion until tender.

3. Mix in cocoa powder, cumin, cilantro and garlic.

4. Stir in tomato soup and green chile peppers.

5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for ten minutes.

6. Pour over food to serve.

Chicken Mole Sauce

This original easy mole sauce recipe goes hand in hand with the chicken dish of your choice.




4 oz. onion chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 ½ Tbsp. butter or oil

½ cup tomato sauce

1 ½ oz. raisins

2 ½ oz. smooth peanut butter

2 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. chili powder

¼ tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

½ oz. unsweetened chocolate

1 ¼ cups weak chicken broth



1. Sauté onion and garlic in oil or butter until tender but not brown.

2. Combine with remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

3. Return to saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.

4. Roast some chicken or duck, as you would like.

5. Brush the sauce over the meat at serving time.

As you can see, easy mole sauce recipes are both simple to make and delicious. Try one tonight!

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