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Oaxacan Pork Mole

No recipe image available.The spicy Mexican-inspired paste mole—made with chiles, spices and chocolate—is often used to coat poultry or meats before cooking. Here this tasty concoction simmers with diced pork to make a sublime topping for rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, diced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups diced onion
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan; sauté pork and onion, stirring, until pork is lightly browned.
  2. Stir in cumin, chili powder, cocoa and cinnamon; stir to coat pork. Add tomatoes, salt and sugar, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.