Mole poblano, or simply mole, is as traditionally Mexican as it gets. In fact, it’s the national dish of Mexico. The spicy chilies in the recipe balance out the bittersweet chocolate and impart a rich, but not overpowering flavor to the dish. Pork butt is perfect for slow cooking, as the low temperature and long cooking time produce succulent and tender meat. Pork mole can be made into tacos, served over rice, eaten as a salad, or just enjoyed as is. This dish is so flavorful you don’t need much else!
Note: This recipe requires Suvie 2.0 and the Suvie Starch Cooker. To prepare this dish in Suvie 1.0, set the rice to cook for 15 minutes in Step 4. Follow remaining instructions as directed.
- 2 tbsp ancho chili powder
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 piece sandwich bread, torn into pieces
- 1 minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce plus 2 tbsp sauce
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds, plus extra for garnish
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2-3 lbs boneless pork butt or shoulder, trimmed and cut into 2” cubes
- 1 cup white rice
1) Combine ancho chili powder, vegetable oil, onion, cinnamon, cloves, and garlic in a Suvie pan. Broil for 15 minutes. Immediately after the broil, add the chocolate and stir until melted.
2) Add the onion mixture, bread pieces, chipotle chile, raisins, almond butter, and sesame seeds, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp pepper to a blender. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
3) Divide pork between two Suvie pans. Coat the pork with the mole sauce.
4) Load pans into Suvie. Enter cook settings below, and cook now or schedule. Place rice in a Suvie rice pot and insert into your Suvie Starch Cooker. Input settings for long grain rice, fill reservoir, and schedule
Suvie Cook Settings
Bottom Zone: Slow Cook on Low for 8 hours
5) After the cook, shred the pork and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve mole over rice. Garnish with sesame seeds.
Nutritional Information per serving (8 servings per recipe): Calories 417, Total Fat 30.1g, Total Carbohydrates 14g, Total Sodium 148.3mg, Total Protein 23.2g