Today I am making my favorite mole sauce of all time. This is a chocolate mole sauce simplified and nut free allergy friendly. This sauce hits all the right notes of savory, spicy, sweet and smokey.
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10 (50 g) guajillo chiles
2 (20 g) pasilla chiles
4 (45 g) ancho chiles
7 cups (1.66 L ) chicken broth
3 (274 g) Roma tomatoes
2 (135 g) tomatillos
7 (20 g) cloves of garlic
2 corn tortillas (you can sub with 10 to 12 saltine crackers)
1 small onion (130 g)
1 tsp Mexican oregano
6 to 7 (55 g) prunes (you can sub with 1/3 cup raisins)
1 chipotle chile in adobo (optional)
8 to 10 oz bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup (120 g) Sunbutter (or peanut butter)
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch of ground clove
3 Tbsp sugar
salt to your taste
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PEANUT FREE CHOCOLATE used in video
-Rinse, remove stems and seeds from chiles
-Broil cleaned chiles, onion, tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic still in husks and corn tortillas until charred and toasted
-Remove chiles from broiler before they start to char too much
-Place toasted chiles in a bowl, cover with boiling hot water and steep for at least 30 minutes or until softened
-Remove everything from broiler once charred
-In a blender, puree softened chiles, charred tomatoes, onions, garlic, tomatillos, prunes, oregano and optional chipotle chile
-add chicken broth to help puree if necessary
-Sieve puree with more chicken broth if needed
-In a preheated pot add 3 Tbsp oil and add sieved chile puree mixture
-Bring to a gentle simmer and add chocolate, Sunbutter, ground cinnamon, ground clove, salt to taste, sugar to taste and more chicken broth as needed.
-I ultimately use between 6 to 7 cups of chicken broth in this recipe
-Once the mole sauce is mixed well and at a gentle simmer, cover with a lid, lower the heat and continue to simmer for at least 30 minutes while stirring every 15 minutes
-You can serve this on top of baked or boiled chicken with a delicious rice on the side. Serves at least 6 to 8. Enjoy!
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