Pork Mole in Tortilla Cups

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 24 pieces
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons chopped garlic

1 pound ground pork

1/2 teaspoon salt

Ground black pepper

1 jar prepared mole

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves

24 tortilla cups, recipe follows

Sour cream, for garnish

Cilantro leaves, for garnish

Tortilla Cups:

8 (8-inch) round flour tortillas

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. Pour the olive oil into a skillet and place over high heat. Add the garlic and saute until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the pork, season with salt and pepper, and saute until cooked through, about 7 minutes. Add 6 tablespoons mole and water and continue to cook, stirring, until the mixture is thick.
  2. To assemble, fill each tortilla cup with the pork mole. Top with sour cream and a cilantro leaf. Serve warm.

Tortilla Cups:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the tortillas in the microwave, cover with a damp cloth and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and keep covered. Take 1 tortilla from the stack and place it on a flat surface. Brush both sides with the olive oil and, using the biscuit cutter, cut out 3 rounds. Press 1 into each of the muffin cups. Repeat until all the cups are filled. Place the tin in the oven and bake until the cups are crispy and slightly brown, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove the cups from the tin and set aside to cool. Store at room temperature until ready to serve.

Cook’s Note

pastry brush, 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, 24 cup mini muffin tin

Pulled Pork

Baked Pork Chop

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Pork Carnitas

Smothered Pork Chops

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

Garlicky Shrimp in Crispy Tortilla Cups

Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder