08 December 2009

Lazy Man's Mole

Felt like a mole but without the time, so tried my hand at something kinda-sorta-similar.


  • 1/3 bar good dark chocolate (I used Green & Black's Maya Gold)
  • 1 bottle dark beer (in this case, Bell's Porter)
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 Anaheim peppers, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Serrano pepper, chopped
  • 2 Chipotle peppers, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, in 1" cubes (or whatever other meat you like)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • t tbsp sunflower or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water or stock


  1. Over low heat in large saucepan (one that has a lid), melt chocolate
  2. When chocolate is melted, add a few ounces beer and peppers; raise heat to low-medium and cook for 5-10 minutes
  3. Add onions, oil and a few more ounces beer; cook for 3-5 min.
  4. Add garlic, spices, remainder of beer and raise to simmer, mixing well
  5. Add tomatoes, mix thoroughly and cover; cook 15 min.
  6. Add water or stock and meat; cover and cook, stirring periodically, until chicken is tender (this will take a while, probably 45 min. or so – use this time to cook some rice!)
  7. Enjoy!

Really good. Rich, spicy, tasty. A perfectly acceptable alternative to driving up to DC for mole.

    1 comment:

    Claire said...

    Sounds good. I actually yet have to find a real live Mexican who makes mole with all the ingredients.