"Bon Appetit" Steak Mole with Cilantro
Jun. 8, 2010 5:54 am
Updated: Jun. 9, 2010 8:54 am
I came across this recipe in April issue of "bon appetit" and decided to take the plunge and make my first mole. The only thing I can say now is, why did I wait so long!
The whole family loved the flavors of the meat and sauce. What's not to love when that flavor includes my three favorites, smoke, sweet and heat. There was a wonderful depth to the flavors, with each coming casually after the other. I used my cast-iron skillet
for this and can't help but think it added a little something. It certainly gave the meat a perfect sear.
The sauce will become one of our regulars. There was plenty leftover after making this and I shared it with some coworkers at a an office lunch potluck over some grilled chicken breast seasoned with ancho chili powder, salt and pepper. Using chicken instead
of steak would certainly make it a lighter dish as well. I might try using just a little less oil next time to bring the fat down a little, though I was pretty happy with the steak and sauce at 327 calories, 17 grams of fat and 3 of fiber, according to bon
appetit. Since I didn't use all the sauce, I'm guessing the servings were actually a bit lower than this.
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