Mole De Cacahuate (Peanut Mole).

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July 2nd, 2010

This rich smokey peanut sauce is a wonderful dip as well as an accompaniment with beans in burritos.

Makes two cups.


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chilli (if you do substitute with other chilli you won't get the smokey flavour)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • Oil


Finely chop the garlic and onion. Add to a frypan with little oil and saute for 5 minutes over a medium heat until soft.

Roughly chop the tomatoes.

Add the spices to the pan and cook for half a minute until they are fragrant. Add the tomatoes and chilli and cook for ten minutes.

Blend in a food processor with the stock and roasted peanuts, making sure that sauce is kept a little chunky.

Return to the pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve.