Recipe courtesy of Ninfa Moreno Orea

Mole Poblano

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1/4 pound sesame seeds

Olive oil, for cooking

1/4 pound almonds

1/4 pound peanuts

3 bananas or plantains

1 pound raisins

1/4 pound tomatoes

1 pound fire roasted poblano chiles, rehydrated in water

1/4 teaspoon aniseeds

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 ounce unsweetened Mexican chocolate

2 pre-cooked turkey legs


  1. In a medium saute pan, toast sesame seeds and place in food processor. In same saute pan add oil and fry almonds. Remove almonds, place in food processor, and fry peanuts. Remove peanuts, place in food processor, and fry plantains. Remove plantains, place in food processor, and fry raisins. Remove raisins and place in food processor. Remove all but one tablespoon oil and fry tomatoes.
  2. In a food processor grind together sesame seeds, almonds, peanuts, plantains, raisins, tomatoes, poblanos, aniseeds, and cinnamon; this is the mole. Thin with left over chile water. In large saucepan, heat oil. Add mole and cook in oil to bring out flavors. Add chocolate. When melted, add pre-cooked turkey legs and simmer until the turkey is heated through.