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Mole Poblano BBQ sauce

Mole Poblano: The Mexican nr. 1 classic serves perfect for a BBQ sauce! With the chili in adobo you get some nice heat countered by the dark and bitter chocolate. Add some tomatoes and spices and you get a nice sauce that fits almost everything!

Course sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author BBQ Bastard


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1,5 gr ground coriander seeds
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 gr ground cloves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 200 gr Chipotle in Adobo
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 60 gr dark chocolate
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 50 gr chopped peanuts


  1. Add the olive oil to a sauce pan. Add the spices and let them cook for 2-3 minutes so they can release their fragrance. 

  2. Add the onions and garlic and cook until translucent. 

  3. Chop the tomatoes and add to the onions.

  4. Roughly cut the chipotle in adobo and add it to the saucepan together with the adobo sauce from the can.

  5. Add 1 cup ketchup and cook through. 

  6. Roughly chop the dark chocolate and toss it in the sauce. Stir until the chocolate has molten. 

  7. Taste the sauce and add salt, pepper and cider vinegar to taste. Let cook for 10 minutes minimum. The longer the sauce softly reduces the better it will get. 

  8. Roughly chop the peanuts and brown them in a pan. Add them to the sauce in the end.

Serve with some delicious burgers, chicken and probably even ribs. This spicy chocolate flavored BBQ sauce is delicious!