Black Flannel Academy

Chase’s Mole Sauce

Mole sauces can be complex or simple. We find this one is somewhere in the middle. Dark and full of flavor. It’s worth the work.


Primary Boil

  • 6 Morita Chiles
  • 5 Pasilla Chiles
  • 2 lbs. Tomatoes, rough chop
  • 1 white onion, rough chop
  • 6 cloves garlic, rough chop
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1 tbsp. Epazote (mexican tea) (we used a chai masala tea bag)
  • Herb Sachet: 6 dried allspice berries, 10 peppercorns, 1 cinnamon stick

Second Boil

  • Paste: Half cup sesame seeds, toasted & Half cup raisins, toasted
  • 1 cup stock
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • Salt to taste

Pairs With...

  • German-Style Marzen
  • Leaves of Achilles Gruit
  • Velnias Baltic Porter
  • Americana – American Stout
  • Black Flannel Distilling’s Black Gold Whiskey

Come to the dark side

  1. Toast chiles in a dry pan to “wake them up”. Remove seeds.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water, remove from heat and let the chiles steep for 15 min.
  3. Add all Primary Boil ingredients including chilies and water to a pot, bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer for 30 min. Remove sachet. 
  4. Transfer to a blender or food processor and blend/puree until very smooth.
  5. Using a mortar and pestle or food processor, blend the paste ingredients. 
  6. Combine the Primary boil, paste and remaining Secondary boil ingredients in a pot. 
  7. Bring to a boil and reduce to a gentle simmer for 45 minutes.
  8. Add salt to taste.


Aroma – Notes of chocolate, sesame. chili and Indian spices.

Appearance –  Deep brown with a sheen. Perfect creative condiment to go with many dishes at any meal.

Flavor – Rich, umami, roasted, smoky.

Mouthfeel – Full, rich, creamy.

Pairs With –
German-Style Marzen, Leaves of Achilles Gruit, Velnias Baltic Porter, Americana – American Stout, Black Flannel Distilling’s Black Gold Whiskey

Chef's Notes:

Can be used as a taco sauce. Crab cake compliment…either on the plate of over the crab cake. Delicious with eggs…breakfast burritos or just over a fried egg. Use it with pulled pork instead of bbq sauce. Yum.