Slow Mole-inspired Sauce

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By Jack Monroe

Published 2019

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Mole, pronounced ‘mo-lay’, rather than like the small reclusive animal, is a piquant and complex sauce used as the base for many Mexican recipes. I first came across it in a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles some years ago, and longed to replicate it at home, but the process is as long as the ingredients list, and I shied away from it. This recipe is a simplification of the component parts commonly found in many mole sauce recipes, and is not, I must stress, claiming to be in any way authen