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Mole sauce

Recipe Information

Servings 10
Preparation Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Chilies; Onions; Tomatoes
Category Fruit; Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Appetizer; Side Dish
Subtype Sauce/Gravy
Cuisine Latin American; Mexican
Cook Method Broiling; Stove Top
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Low Cholesterol; Diabetes Meal Plan; Vegetarian; Vegan; Gluten Free




  • Preheat the oven to broil and move the oven rack to the highest position.

  • Next, combine all the vegetables except the ancho chiles in a cast iron skillet or a sheet pan.

  • Put the pan on the top rack to broil. Wearing an oven glove, occasionally stir the vegetables with a spoon. Keep the dish in the oven until the tomatoes begin to bubble and blacken.

  • Take out the pan and cool for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, steep the chiles in a small mixing bowl by covering the chiles with boiling water.

  • After steeping for 10 minutes, remove the chiles from the bowl and cut off the stems.

  • Using a food processor or blender, puree the slightly cooled vegetables and chilies until smooth. Put the pureed mixture into a saucepan and add the spices and stock. Cook on the stove top at a medium heat for approximately 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the lime juice and add in the zest. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later use.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 42 cal

  • Total fat: 1g

  • Saturated fat: 0g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 124mg

  • Potassium: 0mg

  • Carbohydrate: 9g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Protein: 2g