A few days ago I made another batch of my Pork Mole Negro and with some leftovers, (I know, how could there be, right?) I’ve decided to make some Pork Mole Negro Enchiladas for a last time indulgence!
The dark Mole Negro is probably the best known mole here north of the border and it’s almost always made with toasted chili peppers, bittersweet chocolate, and ground almonds. A Mole is a rich, savory Mexican sauce that has complex, layered flavors, and has been painstakingly nurtured, simmered and labored over. Either pork or chicken is the familiar meat ingredient and this pork one is just perfection.
I love how the nuts, chilies and chocolate all create a new flavor. A good mole is one where you’re not supposed to really taste any one individual ingredient, but all the layers with a complex and amazing sweet, spicy and nuanced balance.
I thought I would use whole wheat tortillas to wrap these up snug and make two individual dishes for each of us.
With the addition of some canned pinto beans to speed up the meal process I transformed leftovers into something pretty special.
Topping the Mole Negro Enchiladas with shredded Pepper Jack cheese and some nice sharp Cheddar was exactly what I had in mind to finish it off.
I simply sprayed the baking dishes with some cooking spray for easy clean up and placed the two rolled enchiladas in each, topped with some mole sauce and cheese and baked them in a 350° oven for 30 minutes.
What came out was a bubbling, delicious and filling meal. I hope you try making the mole yourself, however it is a long process which essentially is just the slow cooking process itself, but these Mole Negro Enchiladas are so worth it.
After you get all the ingredients in the pot, its time where you can go do other things as it cooks down and builds it’s flavors. Enjoy!
Pork Mole Negro Enchiladas
- 2 cups Pork Mole Negro
- 1 can pinto beans
- 4 whole wheat tortillas
- 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
- 1 cup Sharp Cheddar cheese
- cilantro for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a bowl mix together the pork mole and the beans.
- Place 1/2 cup of the mole mixture in each whole wheat tortilla and roll up. Place in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Top with a 1/2 cup of each cheese and bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and cooked through.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.