Combining three of my favorite foods: chocolate, meat and Smokin’ Mary. There are over 40 variations of this traditional South American dish and the majority do not include chocolate. However, the addition of this sweet additive has made this complex sauce popularity in the United States. Smokin’ Mary’s recipe gives you a good taste of a classic dish you can make at home!

Smokin’ Mary Mole

2 cups of Smokin’ Mary Mix
5 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 package of Swiss Miss instant hot chocolate
2 cups chicken broth
2 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded
1 Tbsp of Olive Oil

In a large stew pot add oil at medium heat. Add onion and peppers and sauté until tender.

Add Smokin’ Mary mix and chicken broth, bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil turn down the heat to a simmer, stir in the dark chocolate and Swiss Miss.

Simmer for 45 minutes. If its too thick, add a cup of water.

Add shredded chicken, pork or beef.

Serve with warm tortillas while enjoying a  Smokin’ Maria cocktail. Cheers!

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