We were thrilled to see our friend Bricia Lopez (co-owner of Guelaguetza, author of Oaxaca, and cofounder of RegardingHer) in our new favorite family Netflix series Waffles + Mochi. In episode two, the adorable pair of puppets visit her and learn what mole is, where it comes from, and Bricia shows them all the ingredients are going to used to make the dish: chile guajillos, oregano, thyme, sesame seeds, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, almonds, garlic, raisins, onions and breadcrumbs. She even teaches them how to use a molcajete to grind things up, and invites them to share a meal around the dining room table with family.
Next weekend, enjoy the delicious experience of cooking with Guelaguetza mole and more!
Chicken with Mole Negro, featuring:
- Pasturebird chicken
- Guelaguetza Mole Negro
- El Machete Insurgente hot sauce
- El Machete Salsa Fresca
- black beans
- And locally sourced produce: avocado, lime, cilantro
Check your pantry & fridge for tomato sauce and chicken stock (optional). Click HERE for the recipe.
Photo by Quentin Bacon.
“Mole is the essence of Oaxaca. The word triggers so many emotions for me: my memories, my grandma; my family…It’s a dish that sings community and it’s a dish that makes me proud of being Oaxacan because of all the ingredients in it that Mexico gave to the world: chocolate, chiles, corn, and tomatoes.” – excerpt from Oaxaca: Home Cooking From The Heart of Mexico by Bricia Lopez and the family behind LA’s Guelaquetza with Javier Cabral.
Sweet Potato Mole Tacos with Avocado Crema, featuring:
- Guelaguetza Mole Coloradito
- El Machete Verde Rebelde hot sauce
- corn tortillas
- black beans
- and locally sourced produce – sweet potatoes, cilantro, lime, avocado, garlic, lettuce
Check your pantry for oil, salt, and pepper. Click HERE for the recipe.
And for nights tight on time…
El Machete Nacho Night:
- El Machete pico de gallo
- Late July tortilla chips
- Monterrey Jack cheese
- refried beans
- and locally sourced produce: avocado, Roma tomatoes, white onion, limes and lettuce