This Vegan Slow Cooker Mole with Potatoes and Beans is as easy to make as it is impressive. Make the sauce the night before and throw it together in the morning.
But Isn’t Mole Hard to Make?
If you haven’t made vegan slow cooler mole before, you might be a little intimidated, but it’s so much easier than you think it is. All you need is some dried chili peppers.
Then you toast the dried chilies, remove the stem and seeds, and reconstitute them in water. For this recipe we’re going to puree them and use it as the sauce. There are other types of moles, like my Slow Cooker Mushroom Mole Tacos.
Where Can I Buy Dried Chilies?
Many regular grocery stores will have packages of them in their international section. In fact, I just got some from my local Aldi’s. Of course, you can also get them online or at a Latin grocery.
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How Do I Make Vegan Slow Cooker Mole?
Once you have those chilies in your hands, you need to open them up and take out the seeds and stems. You can also do this after toasting if you want.
The chilies we are using here aren’t very hot, but you can always wear gloves to make sure you don’t transfer the chili oils anywhere unpleasant. I always seem to want to touch my eye.
Toast them in a dry skillet until they become fragrant. Then you’ll put them in a pan of water and reconstitute them.
After cooking, they will puree easily and smoothly with the other mole ingredients in your blender.See how easy that is? And it’s the hard part. I love this recipe!
Then all you have to do is mix the sauce with the cut potatoes and cooked beans and cook on low 7 to 9 hours in your crockpot. When you come home, you can either steam some rice or break out the tortillas.
How Do I Serve Vegan Slow Cooker Mole with Potatoes and Beans?
I like to have a variety of toppings out on the table. You could do a few or all of these: spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, salsa, guacamole, and a variety of salsas.
You can serve with large flour tortillas This is a hearty dinner that’s perfect for a winter night.
While you’re trying new things take a look at Doras’ Spicy Peanut Sauce Enchiladas.