Mole Chili

Creative Meals

A Recipe by El Popular

A Tasty Twist on Classic Comfort Food. Cold nights call for hot chili – well actually every night calls for hot chili, especially when it’s El Popular’s Mole Chili. We know chili recipes are usually a protected family tradition, but we invite you to try something new – something from our family to yours!

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins

  • Cook Time: 20 mins

  • Makes: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 jar El Popular Mole Paste 8oz. or Powder 4oz.

  • 2-4 cups of chicken or beef broth

  • 1 lb ground beef round

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

  • To prepare the Mole sauce, see the “Mole 101” box below.

  • Cook beef in a large saucepan over medium/high heat until browned, stirring to a crumble.

  • Drain, if necessary, and return beef to pan.

  • Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes or until tender.

  • Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients; cover and let everything simmer for 7 minutes.

  • Serve immediately. Top with sour cream and cilantro, if desired.

Mole 101

  • Mole, the name originating from the Nahuatl “mōlli” or “sauce”, is a centuries old dish.

  • Mole poblano, the most popular type of Mole, is an ancient recipe from Puebla, Mexico.

  • Mole is considered the national dish of Mexico, and has become a symbol of Mexico’s “mestizaje”, or mixture of indigenous and European heritage.

Directions

  • Add 2 cups of chicken broth to a large skillet.

  • Heat over a low flame.

  • Slowly add El Popular Mole Paste or Powder until desired thickness is obtained.

  • Keep warm.

Mole 101

  • Mole, the name originating from the Nahuatl “mōlli” or “sauce”, is a centuries old dish.

  • Mole poblano, the most popular type of Mole, is an ancient recipe from Puebla, Mexico.

  • Mole is considered the national dish of Mexico, and has become a symbol of Mexico’s “mestizaje”, or mixture of indigenous and European heritage.

Directions

  • Add 2 cups of chicken broth to a large skillet.

  • Heat over a low flame.

  • Slowly add El Popular Mole Paste or Powder until desired thickness is obtained.

  • Keep warm.

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