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Old Mon, Jan-28-08, 11:08
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Default Pumpkin-Mole Sauce

Pork in Pumpkin-Mole Sauce

1 T of cinnamon powder
1T chili powder
3T cocoa powder
1/2 of a 29oz can of pureed pumpkin
3 small onions or 1 large onion chopped--large chunks (always!)
5 cloves of garlic-mashed
1 lb pork, chunked (i usually keep the fat on the chunks)
1 large dried ancho chili. rehydrated in about 1 cup of water.

fresh/frozen herbs usually about 1/2 cup each.
cilantro is always by the bunch!
sea salt

i cook the pork w/onions and garlic, pumpkin, chocolate and seasonings in a big pot.
so.. cook the first 6 ingredients together--til the pork is done.
keep turning so it doesn't burn to the bottom.
(if you want to add fat to cook these ingredients, by all means, do. i leave the fat on the meat)
add the ancho cut up, with the ancho juice.
that's about 3/4 cup of water there.
add another cup of water.

decide if you want it wetter, now.
(i usually begin adding water until it's a nice cake batter consistency)

add salt, adjust seasonings now.
cook til pork is tender to a fork's touch.
1.75 hours cooking on simmer.
(this sauce is a brown sauce.)

remove from fire. (time for flavours to meld)
if you have cilantro, now is the time to throw it in.
or any other fresh/frozen herb like oregano, thyme.. throw in about 1/2 cup each of this.
1 bunch of chopped cilantro
dried herbs.. (you're going to have to use your own judgement... careful, they're usually strong)

to serve: put portion in a bowl, sprinkle fresh chopped cilantro on top, maybe some chopped green onions, maybe a dollop of sour cream...

if you're eating carbs, by all means, warm up some corn tortillas!!!!

** can be done in a crockpot.
decrease waterand whatever else you're supposed to do with crockpots.
**this is not a spicy dish. you could make it spicy by adding chopped jalapeno's or scotch bonnet's or even crushed red pepper flakes.

Last edited by PilotGal : Mon, Jan-28-08 at 12:13.
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Old Fri, Apr-04-08, 11:57
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I used this recipe as a guide, but made my own tweaks, and it turned out very well. Tasted just like the mole I had at a restaurant and BETTER than a very labor intensive one that I had made at home once.
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Old Thu, May-29-08, 19:14
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Mmmmmm.... nothin' better than a good, complex Mexican chile sauce on a freshly roasted mole!

All kidding aside, mole' is my absolute favorite thing in Mexican cuisine! Especially the kind with cocoa in it... ooooo-eeee!
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Old Sat, Jun-14-08, 13:45
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OMG! A mole recipe! I love you so much right now!
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Old Sun, Jul-13-08, 18:29
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This sounds soooo good, but I have a weakness for corn tortillas and eating this I will def reach for the rest of the family's tortillas.
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