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  • 1 1/2 ounces dried mulatto chile or pasilla, seeded
  • 1 ounce dried guajillo chile, seeded
  • 1/2 cup skinless peanuts
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 (6-inch) corn tortilla, torn
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ounces Mexican chocolate (Ibarra or Abuelita)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 cups vegetable stock


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut chiles into big chunks. Place chiles, peanuts, almonds, cinnamon, sesame seeds and tortilla wedges on a baking sheet. Toast in oven 10 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add toasted nut mixture; sauté 5 minutes. Add chocolate, tomato sauce, salt and pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add stock; cook 20 minutes over low heat. Purée mixture in blender in three batches 3 to 4 minutes per batch. Return mole to saucepan and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
Recipe by Chef Jesus Gonzalez.

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