Five Guys Named Mole

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Five Guys Named Mole is a super tasty entree recipe inspired by – you guessed it – Five Guys Named Moe!

Five Guys Named Mole - a slow cooker recipe

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Five Guys Named Moe opened in the West End in 1990, and premiered on Broadway in 1992. With fantastic music by Louis Jordan, toe-tapping numbers include Reet, Petite and Gone, Push Ka Pi Shi Pie, Safe, Sane and Single, and Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Wonderful ballards include Is You Is or Is You Ain’t Ma’ Baby and Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying. I saw this show in London in 1995 and have been enjoying the music ever since!

“Mole” is a Mexican sauce that contains fruit, chili peppers, and nuts. It can be complicated to make and generally involves many ingredients, but I have tried to simplify things by letting a slow cooker to much of the hard work in developing the fantastic flavors.

To prepare the sauce, add unsweetened cocoa powder, ground cumin, raisins, sliced almonds, tomato paste, one chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, ground cinnamon, garlic, onion and water to a food processor. Blend until smooth.

Spray a small slow cooker with non-stick spray, add skinless bone-in chicken thighs and pour the sauce over the top. Cook on low for five hours or high for 2½ hours.

Transfer the chicken to a serving plate, spoon a little of the sauce over, and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with rice.

Five Guys Named Mole - a slow cooker recipe

Serves 2

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbs raisins
  • 2 tbs sliced almonds
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • non-stick spray
  • 4 skinless bone-in chicken thighs
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare the sauce, add unsweetened cocoa powder, ground cumin, raisins, sliced almonds, tomato paste, one chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, ground cinnamon, garlic, onion and water to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Spray a small slow cooker with non-stick spray, add skinless bone-in chicken thighs and pour the sauce over the top. Cook on low for five hours or high for 2½ hours.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a serving plate, spoon a little of the sauce over, and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with rice.
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