The traditional Mexican mole is often considered a labor-intensive sauce because of its many ingredients, which include chiles, seeds, spices, onions, garlic and chocolate. But it can be prepared quickly with Mole Almendrado El San Pedreno mix (red mole with almonds). Combine the mix with chicken broth, simmer 20 minutes then add cooked chicken, turkey or pork. The result: Mole in minutes with an authentic flavor. Make this for parties or large gatherings. Serve it with rice sprinkled with toasted almonds and sesame seeds.
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