Almost Tofu Mole since google can’t find the recipe

I made a Tofu Mole a while ago from a recipe on the web. It was good, but needed adjustments. Now it’s nowhere to be found. So this is what I could come up with that passes for a quick thick red mole recipe.

All of these are rough quantities. Nothing was really measured.

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 dried chipotles, deseeded and minced
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 15 oz can stewed tomatoes, pureed
  • 8-10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, pressed dry, cut into small slices.
  • 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate

Cover the bottom of a pan with oil, when it’s between warm and hot, add the spices, chipotle and seeds all at once. It should bubble and cook for a minute or two, then add the tomatoes and garlic. Stir, let bubble a bit, and add the tofu and chocolate. Let cook for 15-20 minutes. Add sugar and salt to taste, 1/2 tsp each or so.

This recipe also needs a little work – I’m pondering adding reconstituted dried blended chilies instead of the powder, and maybe more sweetened vs unsweetened chocolate to cut down the bitterness and make it a bit smoother.

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