Welcome to The Storied Recipe! I host a unique podcast where every guest gives me a recipe that’s significant to their culture, life, and memories. I make, photograph, and share the recipe with you. I invite you to listen to Diana's powerful story as you make her Easy Molé Recipe (Easy Mole Recipe).
This easy Molé recipe was given to my podcast guest, Diana Silva. Diana's episode focused on her amazing mother, Rose, who welcomed 15 children and hundreds of migrant workers into her home. However, we did spend time talking about the American misconceptions around Molé sauces and the wonder of an authentic sauce.
As Diana shares, Molé sauces come in two main categories - Roja, which is spicy - and dulce, which are sweet. Within each category you can find as many molés as their are cooks in Mexico.
Admittedly, a true, authentic Molé sauce takes half a day to make, but Diana promises that this 30 Minute Easy Molé Recipe is 90% of the flavor for much less effort. One note - mine is supposed to be thicker. I got a little skittish and took it off before it had fully thickened. Nevertheless, it was incredibly flavorful, rich, spicy, and hearty. The 6 of us ate a full and satisfying meal, then froze plenty for a perfect post-hike meal that will fill us up and feel that sense of well-being that comes only from a homemade meal with history and tradition.
If you'd prefer to make the authentic version the way Diana learned from her mother, I've included lots of ways to find Diana below and a link to her mother's traditional Molé sauce.
In the meantime, scroll on down to this amazing 30 Minute Easy Molé Recipe!
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