Easy Chili Mole

Easy Chili Mole

This is a much easier, yet equally tasty, version of the typical long-cooking authentic Mexican main. This mole is made with beef, tomatoes and chili beans, ready in just 30 minutes.
  • 30 Minutes Total Time
  • 30 Minutes Prep Time
  • 8 Servings
  • 8 Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 package (1.25 oz) Tex-Mex chili seasoning mix
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) spicy chili beans, undrained
  • 1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 8 soft corn tortillas (6 inch)

Instructions

Step 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef until thoroughly cooked; drain.

Step 2 Stir in seasoning mix, both tomatoes and beans. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors. Stir in chocolate just until melted. Serve with tortillas.

Nutrition

Calories270(Calories from Fat70),Total Fat8g(Saturated Fat3g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol35mgSodium830mgTotal Carbohydrate32g(Dietary Fiber7g Sugars7g),Protein18g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C15%;Calcium10%;Iron110%; Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Regular chili seasoning mix and 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeƱo chile can be substituted for the Tex-Mex seasoning mix.
Serve with a crisp green salad and warm wedges of cornbread instead of the tortillas.