Mole sauce+

Yield: 1 recipe

Measure Ingredient
2 Dried New mexican red chili peppers or 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, crushed
1 can Whole peeled tomatoes, (16 oz.)
1 small Onion, quartered
2 Garlic cloves, halved
2 tablespoons Sesame seeds
½ cup Almonds
¼ cup Raisins
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground coriander
1 tablespoon Water
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
1 cup Chicken broth
1 ounce Bittersweet chocolate, or 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

If using dried chilies, remove the seeds and stem. Tear chili peppers into chunks and place in bowl of food processor or blender. (Or measure in red-pepper flakes.) Drain and chop 4 canned tomatoes, reserving remaining tomatoes and juice to add later to chili. place chopped tomatoes in food processor or blender. add onion, garlic, sesame seeds, almonds, raisins, cloves, cilnnamon and coriander.

Pulse on and off until ingredients are chopped fine. Add water.

Process until mixture is smooth. Heat oil in saucepan. Add pureed mixture. Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Add chicken broth and chocolate. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Mary Riemerman

Submitted By MARY RIEMERMAN On 04-22-95

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