Main Dishes

Elenita's Mole

Elenita's Mole
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
8 servings
Recipe Info - Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
This flavorful mole is made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, chipotle chile, orange juice and chocolate. Serve over pork roast for the perfect entertaining choice. The sauce should be prepared towards the end of the roast cook time if you want to save time.


Step 1

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Step 2

Bake pork for 1 hour.

Step 3

Broil roast on high under broiler for 6 to 7 minutes. Check meat with thermometer for a reading between 140° and 150° F internally. Let pork rest for 15 minutes before serving. While pork is resting, continue with recipe.

Step 4

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add whole tomatoes; cook for 7 to 10 minutes, turning as the skin blackens to char all sides.

Step 5

Add onion, garlic and chile. Cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 6 minutes. Add orange juice, Abuelita chocolate and bouillon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for an additional 10 minutes.

Step 6

Place tomato mixture in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Step 7

Place pork loin on a large plate. Slice; cover in sauce.


Prepare sauce while pork loin roast is cooking.


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