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How to make mole powder for meats Chicken, Pork and Beef.

Updated on February 9, 2011

Mole Powder Recipe

1 cup chocolate nibs

1/4 cup cumin seeds

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1tbsp oregano leaves dried

1 dried red chili pepper or tsp of crushed red peppers

2 dried pasilla peppers

a few coriander seeds

1/4 tsp salt

First you need to roast the chocolate nibs, I roast mine at 400 for about 30 mins or until they get dark in color, then let them cool for about an hour. then I put about a 1/4 cup of the roasted nibs into a coffee grinder along with the rest of the ingredients and grind til they are superfine, and there you have it Mole powder. With the leftover nibs I grind them into a fine powder as well and use them to make brownies and cakes etc, first I rinse out the coffee grinder dry it and then I grind the rest of the roasted nibs into a superfine powder and I mix it with confectioners sugar (powdered sugar). It also makes a great cocoa mix for hot chocolate.

Here is one of my favorite recipes, it is a bit time consuming, but well worth it!

Chicken mole

chicken breasts or chicken parts ( whichever you prefer)

chopped onion

bell pepper chunks

3 cloves garlic chopped

1 can tomato sauce

1 can tomato paste

1/2 cup of water or chicken broth

olive oil

Mole powder

first you brown the chicken in olive oil, then drain on paper towels, then oil a large baking pan generously, put the chicken into the pan, put the chicken into the oven on 350 while you prepare the veggies and sauce. Brown the onions, garlic and bell pepper in the same pan that you cooked the chicken in, for added chicken flavor. then while that is browning, put tomato sauce, tomato paste and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil, once it starts to boil turn it down to a simmer and add the veggies you just browned into the tomato sauce mixture, let it simmer for about 20 mins, and after 20 mins add the mole powder and let simmer another 10 mins, then open the oven and add the sauce into the chicken that is in the oven, and let bake for about an hour..there you have it a perfect Chicken Mole.

Here is another great recipe

Shredded Beef Nachos ( This recipe is for a crock pot)

1 small or medium beef brisket ( a small one goes a long way in this recipe)

1 can tomato sauce

1 can tomato paste

1/4 cup of mole powder

4 cloves garlic chopped

olive oil


tortilla chips

Refried black beans


cheese shredded (cheddar, Monterey jack or mixed)

sour cream

sliced pickled jalopeno peppers

sliced black olives

First braise the brisket in a skillet until browned, then put olive oil and garlic into crock pot ,add brisket into crock pot, set the crock pot on high for 8 hours. In a sauce pan put olive oil, tomato sauce and tomato paste and water, bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer add the mole powder into the sauce continue to let simmer for about 20 mins, then pour the sauce into the crock pot with the brisket and let cook for about 3 hours, then with a fork shred the brisket , and continue to let it cook on high in the crock pot until it goes off. When it is done, get some tortilla chips put them into a large baking sheet or cake pan, top them with the black beans and the brisket mixture spread it around as evenly as possible, top with cheese and bake at 350 for about 25 - 30 mins, when its done take it out of the oven and top with more cheese and guacamole, olives, jalopeno slices, and sour cream... And there you have it! ENJOY!!!!!

Here is one for Pork

1 pork loin

mole powder

3 cloves garlic chopped lengthwise into slits

olive oil (optional)

1 cup red wine ( if using baking pan )

first cut slits into the loin, then stuff the garlic chunks into the slits, then rub the mole powder all over the loin make sure it is all over the loin, then put the loin into either a large baking pan or a roaster (if using a baking pan put olive oil and red wine into the bottom of pan. cook loin at 325 for 1 hour and 45 mins , then you can serve it with rice and veggies or slice it for sandwiches.

Also you can grill it if you prefer cooking it on the grill, Yum Yum Mighty tasty!!!!

I Hope you enjoyed these ideas

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