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mole poblano sauce Puebla

Chef Alonso teaching travel bloggers how to make mole poblano with a chunk of chocolate up front

Puebla, Mexico is the birthplace of the famed mole poblano sauce. Runaway Juno is hosting another round of the travel blogger photo roulette. The theme of this week’s contest is “sweet.” I can think of nothing more sweet than a gastronomic wonder from Mexico with chocolate as one of the ingredients in the sauce.

mole poblana sauce Puebla

Delicious homemade mole topping rabbit from El Sueno in Puebla

On a trip hosted by the Mexico Tourist Board, our group enjoyed this fabulous concoction at several different restaurants including El Sueño, Mesones Sacristía, and El Mural de los Poblanos. The restaurants make the sauce right in there own kitchen. There is no ordering out for bottles of sauce or ingredients here as everything is homemade, fresh, and delicious.

Here are a few photos from my trip to Puebla, Mexico featuring the delicious sauce. Since the subject is sweet, I threw in a tamarind martini as well.

Mole poblano chilaquiles

chilaquiles topped with mole poblano = breakfast of champions

Mole poblano chicken

Chicken topped with mole poblano at Mesones Sacristia Hotel and restaurant

Tamarind martini Puebla, Mexico

Making the sweet tamarind martini in Puebla, Mexico

tamarind martini Puebla Mexico

The finished product is pretty sweet

This trip was sponsored by the Mexico Tourism Board, but this post, opinion, photos and love of the sweet mole poblano sauce is purely my own.

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