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.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

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

Expert Tips

Regular chili seasoning mix and 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
830mg
830%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
110%;
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.