The Many Faces of Mole

Mole is the generic name for several rich, dark sauces used in Mexican cuisine, as well as for dishes based on these sauces.

Classic Mole Poblano is prepared with a variety of dried chili peppers (commonly ancho, pasilla, poblano, mulato and chipotle), ground nuts and/or seeds (almonds, indigenous peanuts, and/or sesame seeds), spices, onions, garlic, dried oregano, Mexican chocolate (cacao ground with sugar and cinnamon and occasionally nuts), and salt. In Mexican kitchens charred av

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