Published Mar 21st
Flavorful Mexican Mole
Prep 25m Cook 15m Additional 15m Ready In 55m
Servings 1 gallon Calories 38.2

I make this mole at a five star restaurant. It has lots of flavor and it is a little bit spicy. I use it on quail, but you can use it on what ever you like.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 20 roma (plum) tomatoes
  • 8 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • ¼ cup crushed walnuts
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 quart vegetable stock

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven broiler. Place the tomatoes and jalapeno peppers on a baking sheet, and broil about 5 minutes, turning once, until they have begun to scorch on all sides. Remove from heat. Transfer the peppers to a bowl, and cover tightly with plastic wrap until cooled, about 15 minutes. Slip the skins off the peppers, slit peppers open, and remove the seeds.
  2. 2 In a blender or food processor, blend the tomatoes, peppers, walnuts, sesame seeds, raisins, chocolate, and garlic.
  3. 3 Heat a skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium high heat. Cook and stir the blended mixture in the skillet until heated through.
  4. 4 Return the mixture to the blender. Blend in enough of the vegetable stock to make a slightly thick sauce. Cool, and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 38.2
  • Carbohydrate 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol 0.1 mg
  • Fat 2.4 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Sugar 2.4 g


  1. I have to restrict my salt and fat intake and this recipe was exactly where I needed to start to adapt it to my dietary needs. Can't go wrong with fresh roasted roma tomatoes and jalapenos as the base for a flavorful and complex sauce. Even with my tweaks it was amazing.
  2. Very nice. Was looking for a good vegetarian mole recipe. Added 2 dried ancho chili peppers a dash of cinnamon and 2 cloves. Made a half recipe but used all 4 jalapeños. I like it spicy. Serve with a nice California red Zinfandel. Yummy.
  3. This recipe is not very tasteful... it's rather bland so I'm going with the more tradional and complicated one...
  4. I make mole at work also and is a lot diferent than this.I use less jalapeños peanuts instead of walnuts and avoid the sesame seeds add panko and more chocolate and you will see (I mean you will taste the diference) the place I work is not a 5 star but sure is one of - Read more ...
  5. A big hit around here not the same as I am used to either but very tasty. I had to add quite a bit of salt to bring out the flavors. I also added some cocoa until I got the chocolatey effect that I wanted. This is the second time I've made it. A crowd - Read more ...
  6. Smells bad tastes bad and even looks worse!
  7. This wasn't like the dark mole i'm used to but i should've guessed that from the amount of tomatoes. I made a half recipe but used 3 jalapenos and it was just way too spicy for me. After tasting the sauce before heating it I ended up throwing half of it away in order to - Read more ...