When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a mole!
I found a neat and easy recipe in one of my cookbooks on how to make my own mole (moe-lay) sauce. Mole is a Mexican sauce that is often served with enchiladas or chicken. Not to be confused with mojo sauce.
I like being able to make sauces like this on my own because then I can control what goes in it (um, a few extra cloves of garlic?) and I can make foods that I only thought I could get at restaurants before. I love being able to do things by myself. It's an only-child-for-8-years sort of thing.
-1 can (15 oz) beans in hot chili sauce
-1/2 cup onion, chopped
-3 cloves garlic
-1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
-1 tbsp cocoa powder
-1/4 cup slivered almonds
So here's the kind of chili beans i used.
Okay, so there's only one step: food process or blend all these ingredients together. Here are the beans going in the food processor.
This is my darling little food processor that I make all my sauces with. I love it. Here go the onions.
And after one round of processing!
And here are the almonds, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.
And when you're done, you get something like this.
You can use it right away, but this is something you can make ahead and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
It doesn't look exceptionally pretty (be honest, most sauces don't), but it sure tastes deeelicious. Next post: Chicken Mole :) Mmmm!
For a printable version of this recipe, please click here.