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Bunches and Bunches Smoked Oaxacan Mole Sauce

15 oz jar - Portland, OR

This is really, really, good! Full of wonderful flavor that you can add to eggs in the morning, sandwiches at lunch and rice and beans for dinner! Versatile! Not hot.

Mole sauce (MOH-lay) is a traditional Mexican sauce. Its history dates back many centuries and is rooted in indigenous Mexican cuisine.

The exact origin of mole sauce is uncertain, but it is believed to have originated in the region that is now modern-day Mexico many centuries ago in pre-Columbian times when indigenous civilizations in Mexico, like the Aztecs and Mayans, developed various complex sauces made from a combination of ingredients.

The word "mole" is derived from the Nahuatl word "molli," which means sauce or concoction. Mole sauce is typically made by combining a variety of ingredients, including chili peppers, nuts, seeds, spices, chocolate, and other flavorings. The exact ingredients and preparation methods can vary widely depending on the region and the specific recipe.

There are numerous variations of mole sauce throughout Mexico, with each region having its own unique version. Some of the most well-known types of mole include:

Mole Poblano: Originating from the state of Puebla, Mole Poblano is perhaps the most famous type of mole sauce. It typically includes chili peppers, nuts, seeds, chocolate, and various spices.

Mole Negro: Hailing from the state of Oaxaca, Mole Negro is a dark and intensely flavored mole sauce. It features ingredients such as dried chilies, nuts, seeds, spices, and chocolate.

Mole Coloradito: This mole sauce, also from Oaxaca, has a reddish color and a slightly sweet taste. It often includes ancho and guajillo chilies, tomatoes, nuts, seeds, and spices.

Mole Amarillo: Originating from the state of Tlaxcala, Mole Amarillo is a yellow-colored mole sauce. It is made with yellow chilies, tomatoes, tomatillos, nuts, and spices.
Mole Verde: Hailing from the state of Oaxaca, Mole Verde is a green mole sauce made with a variety of green chili peppers, herbs, nuts, and seeds.

Mole sauce is incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Traditionally, it is most commonly used as a sauce for poultry, such as chicken or turkey. However, it can also be used as a sauce for other meats, such as pork or beef. Mole sauce can also be used as a base for stews, poured over enchiladas or tamales, or even used as a dip for tortilla chips.

Ingredients: water, onion, canned tomatoes (tomatoes, tomato juice from concentrate, water, citric acid, calcium chloride), New Mexico chiles, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, vegetable oil (safflower and/or sunflower oil), pasillas de Oaxaca chiles, salt, apple cider vinegar, cumin, chipotle powder, coriander, cayenne pepper.