Most ingredients you’ll have in a well-stocked kitchen.
Sure, this isn’t the most authentic mole sauce recipe in town, but it’s definitely one of the easiest. And it tastes great, too – perfect over chicken and enchiladas. If you keep your spice rack well-stocked, the majority of ingredients you likely already have. Ancho chili powder can be found in many grocery stores – just look for the gourmet spices on the store shelves.
Easy Mole Sauce Recipe
- 1 can diced tomatoes 15 ounce
- 2 onions chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ancho powder
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of ground cloves
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the chopped onions and cook, stirring often, until the onions are brown. Approximately 10 minutes.
Add the chili powder, ancho chili powder, brown sugar, garlic, cinnamon, and cloves and stir for 1 minutes, until the mix is fragrant.
Add the tomatoes, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and water. Stir to combine.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.