Mole is a traditional Mexican sauce used in Mexican cuisine. It usually requires many ingredients and a labor of love to create. We LOVE Mole but not the process involved to make this incredible sauce. So in true CUT style, we set out to make a comparable Mole that was accessible and still authentic to every chef. We succeeded and are excited to share our recipe with you all!
Oooohhhh….did we forget to mention first that a good Mole always starts with a good chocolate?! We set out to find a chocolate worthy of the Mole and landed on one of Calgary’s best Chocolaterie’s – Cococo Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. https://cococochocolatiers.com/collections/baking-and-making
An exceptional mole is only as good as it’s chocolate. Source out your favorite chocolate and be sure to enjoy a few pieces before melting. Lol, holy mole…hang on, it’s all so delicious!
Mince some garlic and lets go!
Starting with fresh ingredients and using fresh whenever possible is something we always strive for. Especially in the summer when fresh produce is readily accessible at the markets and stores.
Covid markets- throw on a mask and embrace the fresh fruit and veggies while you soak up some vitamin D in the sun. It’s so good for the soul.
After you’ve sauté’d the garlic, go ahead and add all your other ingredients except the chocolate. This is the very last step before finishing your mole.
Trust us! Garlic, BBQ sauce, lime juice, spice, peanut butter, chicken stock and chocolate equals the perfect Mole!!
The flavour within this sauce are amazing! They pull on every taste bud and will compliment so many different foods. Go ahead and try it on traditional Mexican cuisine such as taco’s, tamale’s, and enchilada’s. Or we dare you to be adventurous and pair it with something a little different.
This Mole is so incredible, it really will be great on probably everything! Lol… if you don’t end up eating it all just right from the pot.
We decided to make a Mole flatbread and highlight it’s versitility. Using our CUT pizza crust https://cutcooking.com/pizza-dough/, we spread the mole and added our toppings. It was SO delicious!!! Perfect for a summer patio meal.
If we haven’t enticed you yet with our Mole, we think your taste buds might be broken. Just kidding! Seriously though, don’t let this one slip past. It’s delicious. We’re pretty sure all your family and friends will enjoy.
Mole SauceCourse: SauceCuisine: Mexican, CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Quick and bursting with complex flavours, this mole pairs with your favorite Mexican dishes or tops an incredible flatbread pizza. (https://cutcooking.com/pizza-dough/ ) We dare you to be adventurous and invent mole dishes of your own. “Holy Mole”…It’s so good!
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 whole lime, juiced
1/2 cup gluten free BBQ sauce
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup gluten free chicken stock
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/4 cup dark or milk chocolate (we prefer dark but milk is great too!)
extra chocolate to eat
- Combine olive oil and garlic in saucepan and sauté on medium heat.
- Add all ingredients except chocolate and stir well.
- Eat 2 squares of chocolate or a handful of chocolate bits.
- Turn heat to low and add chocolate. Whisk well to ensure chocolate doesn’t burn and mixes.
- Once chocolate is melted, sauce is ready to add to your planned dish. If too thick, add a very small amount of olive oil to thin if necessary.
- Hhhhmmmm…..chocolate Mole,
Stacey and Meg