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Braised Mole Beef Tacos

Braised Mole Beef Tacos

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.


Spice Blend

Mole Beef



  1. Mix all Spice Blend ingredients in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the Mole Beef, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in 5-quart Dutch oven or saucepot on medium-high heat.
  3. Add 1/2 of the beef; brown on all sides.
  4. Repeat with remaining beef.
  5. Remove beef. Set aside.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in same Dutch oven on medium heat.
  7. Add onion; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  8. Add water; stir to loosen browned bits in bottom of pan.
  9. Add beef, beef broth, tomato paste and Spice Blend; mix well. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Stir in chocolate. Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour or until beef is tender and sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  11. Brush both sides of tortillas lightly with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  12. Cook each tortilla in nonstick skillet on medium heat 1 minute per side or until tortilla is slightly crisp but still pliable.
  13. Drain on paper towels.
  14. Spoon about 1/4 cup Mole Beef into center of each tortilla.
  15. Top with desired garnishes.
  16. Fold and serve.

Yield: 6 (2 taco) servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

For 1 serving Calories: 475 Sodium: 351mg Fat: 27g Carbohydrates: 32g Cholesterol: 85mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 26g

Recipe and photo credit: McCormick. logo

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