Mole, moms recipe.

jkcerda

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Mom passed at the beginning of the year, 94 years young.
there are a few dishes that she made that I love & miss, so I am learning from my sisters how to make the dishes as close as I remember.


I'll have to translate the ingredients to English so that will be in a day or so. this is my way of remembering mom , hug your parents, you never know just how much you will really miss them once they are gone.
 

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Must say that I am looking forward to reading the recipe - and, when home - possibly to trying it out.

Commiserations & condolences on the passing of your mom; while 94 is a terrific age - mine will be 86 in a week's time - candidly, it doesn't matter what age they are when they pass, because it still hurts.

But this is a lovely way to salute her memory.
 
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Mom passed at the beginning of the year, 94 years young.
there are a few dishes that she made that I love & miss, so I am learning from my sisters how to make the dishes as close as I remember.


I'll have to translate the ingredients to English so that will be in a day or so. this is my way of remembering mom , hug your parents, you never know just how much you will really miss them once they are gone.
Sorry for your lose, while recognizing any life over 80, even 70 was a success based on longevity. :)

I eat Mexican cuisine weekly , but when I saw "mole" I had to look it up to clarify. :p


Tasty... :)
 

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long post recipe.
ingredients.
1/2 lb pork neck bones
1 1/2 lb pork for stew.
1/2 onion
********you will use the water from here to make the mole******
--------------- to the pressure cooker for 1/2 hour or until done.

1 tsp salt
1 chile ancho (pasilla-ancho) chile needs to be opened and seeds removed.
2 cloves (I used ground cloves)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1 cinamon stick 3"-4" long
2-3 garlic cloves
1 large tomato.
5 slices of white bread <<<<<<<<< adds texture, the type of bread used will determine how sweet it is.


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blend everything using 1/2 cup of water EXCEPT the bread.
notice how dark the mole is, add a little olive oil or vegetable oil to a 3qt sauce pan and bring to boil. cook for 3-5 mins.



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add water (from the stew) to the mole and fill the 3qt sauce pan , let it warm up.

-----------------------
use the mole from the pan to puree the bread , I used 1/2 the pan to do 3 slices and the rest to do the remaining 2 slices


---------------

your mole should go from dark red to almost pink after you puree the bread.

move it all to the 5 qt pan


------------ add meat and bring to boil.



------------------------------------

you can make the mole as thin or as thick as you like by using more or less bread. you can use up to 3 1/2 lbs of meat as there is plenty of mole for it.
enjoy.
 

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long post recipe.
ingredients.
1/2 lb pork neck bones
1 1/2 lb pork for stew.
1/2 onion
********you will use the water from here to make the mole******
--------------- to the pressure cooker for 1/2 hour or until done.

1 tsp salt
1 chile ancho (pasilla-ancho) chile needs to be opened and seeds removed.
2 cloves (I used ground cloves)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1 cinamon stick 3"-4" long
2-3 garlic cloves
1 large tomato.
5 slices of white bread <<<<<<<<< adds texture, the type of bread used will determine how sweet it is.


--------------------------------
blend everything using 1/2 cup of water EXCEPT the bread.
notice how dark the mole is, add a little olive oil or vegetable oil to a 3qt sauce pan and bring to boil. cook for 3-5 mins.



----------------------------------
add water (from the stew) to the mole and fill the 3qt sauce pan , let it warm up.

-----------------------
use the mole from the pan to puree the bread , I used 1/2 the pan to do 3 slices and the rest to do the remaining 2 slices


---------------

your mole should go from dark red to almost pink after you puree the bread.

move it all to the 5 qt pan


------------ add meat and bring to boil.



------------------------------------

you can make the mole as thin or as thick as you like by using more or less bread. you can use up to 3 1/2 lbs of meat as there is plenty of mole for it.
enjoy.

Sounds fantastic - I love the pictures, nice and authentic - and thanks hugely for sharing this treasured recipe with us.
 
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LizKat

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I was going to do video since you are playing with the mole a couple of times before you add the bread but I think the pics do it and the shop was making too much noise for video :p
jk thank you so much for putting up the recipe and the pics, I think I will want to try it in some weekend after Labor Day holiday and I get time for the shopping. I sometimes have to scout around for the ancho chiles, so I keep some ground ancho -- you think I could substitute it?
 
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jkcerda

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jk thank you so much for putting up the recipe and the pics, I think I will want to try it in some weekend after Labor Day holiday and I get time for the shopping. I sometimes have to scout around for the ancho chiles, so I keep some ground ancho -- you think I could substitute it?
ground? should work, just hard to gauge how much to use.
 
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notmach67

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Mom passed at the beginning of the year, 94 years young.
there are a few dishes that she made that I love & miss, so I am learning from my sisters how to make the dishes as close as I remember.


I'll have to translate the ingredients to English so that will be in a day or so. this is my way of remembering mom , hug your parents, you never know just how much you will really miss them once they are gone.
Thanks for sharing this post!
Sorry to hear about your loss and 94 yrs?!
Must have been an awesome run!
I too am of Mexican descent and mom's cooking is the best!
Will definitely have to try the recipe you posted and thanks once again!
 
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