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Recipe of Mole Poblano

Mole Poblano

1h 30 mins
30 mins
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This typical recipe from Puebla is said to have been created in the 17th century and consisted of more than 100 ingredients. Today, there are more simplified versions but equally delicious.
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10 portions
  • 4 kilos Turkey, one piece
  • 4 liters Water
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onions
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 150 milliliters oil
  • 220 grams ancho chili pepper, deveined and seedless
  • 90 grams pasilla chili pepper, deveined and seedless
  • 315 grams mulato pepper, deveined and seedless
  • 4 chipotle chilies
  • 3/4 kilos tomtato
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 150 grams almond
  • 100 grams peanut, peeled
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 grains black pepper
  • 1 branch cinnamon stick, of 4 cm
  • 1/2 teaspoons anise seed
  • 90 grams raisin, Seedless
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 cups sesame seed


In a large pot, put the turkey in four pieces, water, 4 cloves of garlic, onion and salt. When it begins to boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the turkey is tender. Drain and reserve the broth.
To make the mole, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan, add the wide chiles, pasilla and fined. Skip 1 to 2 minutes. Pass them to a container and let them soak in hot water for 30 minutes. Drain the chiles and grind them, reserve.
Roast the chipotle peppers and tomatoes. Peel the tomatoes and grind them with the chipotle peppers. Reserve.
In the same oil as the chilies, sauté the onion and the 10 cloves of garlic until they are transparent. Make them puree. Sauté the almonds for 5 minutes in the same oil. Add peanuts, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, and aniseed seeds. Sauté for 3 more minutes. Grind everything together with the raisins.
Heat the cup of oil in a large saucepan. Add all the ingredients previously ground and cook for 5 minutes, moving constantly. Add the chocolate, the sugar and keep moving. When the mixture boils, add 1 liter of the turkey broth. Cover and continue simmering for 20 minutes. Add the salt. (If the sauce is too thick, add more broth).
Add the turkey pieces, cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the sesame in a pan over medium heat until it acquires a golden hue.


Serve the hot mole, sprinkled with sesame seeds.


It is better to prepare the sauce with time because it tastes better when the ingredients have had time to mix and rest.

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Ratings (8)
Macdowell Crba
30/03/2020 22:10:58
Que asco como hacen para comer eso, es nauseabundo y repugnante hacer una mezcla de tantos ingredientes y todavía le ponen chocolate, no pagandome me comería algo asi. 🙄 🤢
Victor Capote
16/07/2019 13:34:02
Se muy bueno lo probare
24/06/2018 15:17:21
Yo le pongo chocolate algo que no tenía esta Receta😋
Luis Alberto Pérez
24/02/2018 18:03:14
Lo probaré
Maria Hernandez
02/11/2017 21:16:22
Exelente sebe delicioso lo preparaare
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