Braised Mole Beef Tacos
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Braised Mole Beef Tacos

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The ancient coupling of chiles and cocoa provides rich, complex flavor to braised mole beef. For a simple twist on this authentic Mexican dish, spoon beef into lightly crisped tortilla and top with traditional Mole garnishes.
  • 20m

    prep time

  • 1h 45m

    Cook Time

  • 475


  • 18



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(2 tacos)


Spice Blend

Mole Beef

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck, well trimmed, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup Kitchen Basics® Original Beef Stock
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 ounce semi-sweet baking chocolate, broken in half
  • 12 corn tortillas, 6-inch



  • Mix all Spice Blend ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.

  • For the Mole Beef, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in 5-quart Dutch oven or saucepot on medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of the beef; brown on all sides. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove beef. Set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in same Dutch oven on medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add water; stir to loosen browned bits in bottom of pan. Add beef, beef stock, tomato paste and Spice Blend; mix well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chocolate. Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour or until beef is tender and sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.

  • Brush both sides of tortillas lightly with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Cook each tortilla in nonstick skillet on medium heat 1 minute per side or until tortilla is slightly crisp but still pliable. Drain on paper towels. Spoon about 1/4 cup Mole Beef into center of each tortilla. Top with desired garnishes. Fold and serve.

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